“Major Dundee” Screens at the 2018 Summer KCET Cinema Series in Honor of James Coburn Film Night
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Directed by Sam Peckinpah, the motion picture is looselybased on an actualincident during the American Civil War. Union Army Major Amos Dundee leads a contingent of regular Union troops, Confederate prisoners and Indian scouts on an illegal~expedition into Mexico to track down and destroy a bandof Apaches that has been raiding the New Mexico Territory. This special presentation at the KCET Cinema Series is a 2013 digital restoration of the original 1965 film, starring Charlton Heston as Major Dundee, James Coburn as Dundee’s scout Samuel Potts, and~Richard Harris as Captain Tyreen, a Confederate POW.
Q&A with Michael Schlesinger prior to screening.