Film Screening: True Grit, 1969
THE END: A season of films depicted in Mario Rossi’s The End, a work featured in Now, Today, Tomorrow and Always that captures in paint the final frames of one hundred film endings.
Each film is introduced with a talk from a guest artist or filmmaker.
True Grit, 1969, directed by Henry Hathaway
After hired hand Tom Chaney (Jeff Corey) murders the father of 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), she seeks vengeance and hires U.S. Marshal “Rooster” Cogburn (John Wayne), a man of “true grit,” to track Chaney into Indian territory. As the two begin their pursuit, a Texas Ranger, La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), joins the manhunt in hopes of capturing Chaney for the murder of a Texas senator and collecting a substantial reward. The three clash on their quest of bringing to justice the same man.