Free Outdoor Screening in Dragoon

Geronimo: An American Legend


This screening will take place outdoors at the Amerind Foundation, 2100 N. Amerind Road, Dragoon, AZ, 85609. Please bring your own seating. Featuring an introduction by Dr. Amy Fatzinger, professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona.

This screening is part of The Loft Cinema’s Rolling Reels series, a community-building program that takes carefully curated films for free screenings in underserved rural areas, providing a unique cultural experience. The movies will travel across Southern Arizona in The Loft Solar Cinema, a van outfitted with solar panels that will power a 20-foot inflatable screen and state-of-the-art mobile projection system. Made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities. Special thanks to our community partner for this screening, the Amerind Foundation.

“A film of great beauty and considerable intelligence.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

An American legend comes to breathtaking life in this explosive epic Western starring Jason Patric, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman and Wes Studi. Geronimo: An American Legend, directed by Walter Hill (The Warriors) from a screenplay co-written by John Millius (Apocalypse Now), offers a revisionist perspective on the “Geronimo Campaign” and how Geronimo, with 34 men, managed to elude thousands of U.S. cavalry men between 1885 and 1886 before his surrender at the Canyon of the Skeletons in September 1886. Following the expansion of the United States into the Southwest, the Apache Indians are forced onto a reservation to live out their lives as corn farmers. While many resign themselves to this fate, several Apache, including Geronimo (Studi), refuse to go quietly. Hoping to quell a major rebellion, General Charles Crook (Hackman) dispatches over 5,000 U.S. Cavalry soldiers, led by Lieutenant Charles Gatewood (Patric), to hunt down Geronimo and his men. Also pursued by a grizzled Army scout (Duvall) and a gung-ho West Point graduate (Damon), Geronimo evades capture through brilliant military strategy and cutthroat courage. His true story is both an action adventure and a spiritual journey through the heart of a warrior. (Dir. by Walter Hill, 1993, USA, 115 mins., Rated PG-13)