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10 Years - 100 Movies | 2019 Movies on the Roof

Movies on the Roof is a private movie festival run by Laura Lanford and Thomas Rammer. We screen classic American cinema Tuesday evenings during summer on a rooftop in Printer's Row.

Movies on the Roof 2018, Week 8: THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY

Our final movie of this season is also the final movie of Sergio Leone’s “Man with No Name” trilogy: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Made on the cheap in Spain with actors from many different nationalities (many of whom spoke no English), Leone used a novel technique for ‘wide-screen’ filming without expensive specialty equipment.

Unlike the decade of John Wayne-eque westerns that proceeded it, this movie subverts the idealized American cowboy into a darker and more nuanced character.  

This ‘spaghetti western’ beautifully showcases Leone’s eye for unique landscapes and unique faces, and its culminating scene inspired suspense editing for the next 50 years.

The weather forecast is unclear - you can assume we'll be on the roof unless you see otherwise here or on our facebook page. As always, we recommend a hoodie or jacket just in case.

The show will start at 7:40, though half the fun is hanging out beforehand! Please join us on the roof anytime after 5:30pm.

MotR 2019