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'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'

Fourth Annual Conejo Valley Film Festival

'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'

The festival features movies filmed in the Conejo Valley. Films in this year’s series will be shown in three nights in three Thousand Oaks venues. 

Based loosely on events, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid tells the story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker (Paul Newman) and his partner Harry Longabaugh (Robert Redford), as they migrate to Bolivia while on the run from the law. Directed by George Roy Hill. The original screenplay by William Goldman won the Academy Award for its category in 1969.

Prior to the feature film, political science Professor Herb Gooch will provide a historical review of footage from the 1950s radio and television program "Gunsmoke" set on the "backlot" of Cal Lutheran. He will also preview the feature film.

The festival will open with How the West Was Won at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Thousand Oaks Library. The 1963 star-studded classic is narrated by Spencer Tracy.

The final film of the series, It Happened One Night, will air at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. The 1934 romance by Frank Capra stars Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable. 

Admission is free. Partial funding is provided by the CLU Community Leaders Association. Click here for more information about the films in the series.

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California Lutheran University and Conejo Valley Film Festival


Tim Hengst