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The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid

In collaboration with the 5th Holmfirth Film Festival, Lee Broughton programmed and introduced a double bill of post-Civil War Westerns: The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (Philip Kaufman, USA, 1972) and Keoma (Enzo G. Castellari, Italy, 1976). Lee introduced the screenings with a public paper titled ‘On the Trail of the post-Civil War Western’. The paper discussed the ways in which Hollywood Westerns have represented the US Civil War before exploring the differences in approach that are often found in Italian Westerns that feature Civil War imagery. The event took place at the Cinema Truck, Holmfirth, on 24 May 2014. The screenings were kindly supported by the Leverhulme Trust.