Alec Baldwin to Host Winter Classic Screening: ‘The Searchers’ at Guild Hall on February 7


This Saturday, join host Alec Baldwin at Guild Hall of East Hampton for a special screening that will snap you right out of your slush-filled winter doldrums.

Reverend Clayton: You wanna quit, Ethan?

Ethan: That’ll be the day.

Is John Ford‘s 1956 masterpiece The Searchers, starring the inimitable John Waynethe best western of all time? So says Film School Rejects.

And in his recent book The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend, Glenn Frankel agrees, taking it even further: “The Searchers is perhaps the greatest Hollywood film that few people have seen.”

The Searchers is also controversial, as critic Roger Ebert explored in his ‘Great Movie’ column from 2001, where he also made the case for the film’s lasting influence on popular culture for decades to come, including Buddy Holly‘s hit song “That’ll Be the Day,” George Lucas‘s Star Wars, and even Martin Scorsese‘s Taxi Driver.

If you’ve never seen The Searchers (or never on the big screen), let’s fix that right up. Join us for our annual Winter Classic screening at Guild Hall of East Hampton, after which host Alec Baldwin and HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent will discuss the film, its reputation, and the power of Ford and Wayne’s longtime—and legendary—collaboration.

Winter Classic: The Searchers

Saturday, February 7, 2015
7:00 pm
Guild Hall of East Hampton
Tickets on sale now