Director: JOHN FORD

119 minutes, U.S.A., 1956, Colour, D-Cinema

As a gesture of thanks for the compassionate care and kindness shown by the staff of Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross to our late colleague Pete Walsh, we are delighted to hold this fundraising screening of John Ford’s classic Western, The Searchers. It stars John Wayne as Civil War veteran Ethan Edwards, who spends years looking for his niece (Natalie Wood) after she is abducted by Commanche Indians. 

Edwards’ obsession with saving her gives Ford the opportunity to examine issues of racism and genocide of Native Americans, building a dark and complex picture of repression and revenge, leading to one of the most devastating and iconic closing images in cinema history. It was a film Pete spoke of very highly, and we’re pleased to be able to screen it in his memory. 

Tickets for this fundraiser will cost €20 (including a post-screening wine reception). All proceeds will go to Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s Cross. (Free list suspended.)

A season of films, dedicated to Pete Walsh, will take place throughout March. 

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