Library Free Film Series Shows Unforgiven Thursday

Movie poster for Unforgiven, which is showing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs meeting rooms at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy image


Unforgiven, directed by Clint Eastwood, is the featured film at Mesa Public Library for March, showing 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs meeting rooms at Mesa Public Library.

The film stars Gene Hackman, Richard Harris, Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood. Unforgiven won four Academy Awards in 1992, including those for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor for Gene Hackman.

Some of the film was shot right in our own backyard in the Valles Caldera, in 1991. The scenery throughout the film is magnificent, with Alberta, Canada’s wide open spaces standing in for the Wild West.  The plot revolves around aging gunfighters, killers for hire, who have mostly reformed and returned to “life after gunfighting” and who agree to take on one last job to avenge another crime. Clint Eastwood plays William Munny, who left his life of crime for the love of a good woman. Morgan Freeman plays Ned Logan, Munny’s former partner. When these old friends ride into town, little do they know that the sheriff of Big Whiskey will be a formidable foe.

Eastwood told the Los Angeles Times that the film summarizes “everything I feel about the Western.”

The film is rated R for language and violence, and for one scene of sexuality.

Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries sponsor the film series in both libraries. The Mesa Film Series is held on the first Thursday of each month in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms. Films geared toward families with young children are shown in the White Rock Branch Library on the second Thursday of each month. The March Family Friendly Film in White Rock is Coco.