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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day which regularly falls during the SLO Film Fest, we just have to screen John Ford’s classic, one Hollywood’s most romantic and enduring classics of all time. The first American feature to be filmed in Ireland’s picturesque countryside, Ford (whose real name was Sean O’Feeney) richly imbued this masterpiece with his love of Ireland and its people. Sean Thorton (John Wayne) is an American who swears off boxing after accidentally killing an opponent. Returning to the Irish town of his birth, he finds happiness when he falls in love with the fiery Mary Kate (Maureen O’Hara.) Though he’s sorely tempted to pick up the gloves against her brother, the town bully, Sean is determined not to use his fists. But when push comes to shove, he decides to take matters into his own hands; the resulting fist fight erupts into the longest brawl ever filmed! Comedy/drama. 129 min. USA/Ireland

Sunday 2:30pm Fremont Theatre