Reel McCoy Film Society presents bi-monthly film screenings of classic cinema.
Members are invited to purchase an annual Reel McCoy membership at the discounted price of $20 (usually $50/year) upon presentation of their current ACT M&G membership card.
Little Big Man (1970)
139 Minutes, USA
Director: Arthur Penn
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Chief Dan George, Faye Dunaway, Martin Balsam, Richard Mulligan, William Hickey
Jack Crabb (Hoffman) is interviewed by a historian about his past. He recounts being captured and raised by the Cheyenne nation in the nineteenth century, becoming a gunslinger, marrying a Native American and working for General Custer at Little Big Horn. Based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Berger, this American western encompasses comedy, drama and adventure. Given that the Native Americans are depicted sympathetically, and the US cavalry are the villains, this is regarded as a revisionist western, particularly for its time. Chief Dan George won multiple awards for his performance, including an Oscar nomination.