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Sad Hill Unearthed screening, 8 February 2018


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Guillermo de Oliveira’s Sad Hill Unearthed (2017) documentary will receive its American premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on 8 February 2018. The film documents the recent restoration of the iconic graveyard set that was originally constructed for the final showdown in Sergio Leone’s classic Spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). Featured contributors include Clint Eastwood, Ennio Morricone, Christopher Frayling, Alex De La Iglesia, Joe Dante and James Hetfield. Further information can be found here.