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Screening: Stagecoach (1939)

  • Criterion Theatre 35 cottage street Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (map)

Join the Abbe Museum at the Criterion Theatre’s presentation of Stagecoach (1939). Stagecoach is widely regarded as a quintessential film in the Western genre. It stars John Wayne, and is considered a masterpiece- but there’s no denying that films like Stagecoach have shaped the public perception of Indigenous Culture. The Abbe Museum will host a panel immediately following the film, where we will discuss how media reinforces harmful stereotypes, and how America’s enduring fascination with the Wild West continues to impact Native Peoples.

For information about tickets please contact the Criterion Theatre at or (207) 288-0829.

This event is part of Maine Film Center’s state-wide film festival celebrating the 125-year legacy of director John Ford. Click here to learn more and be sure to check out the trailer below.