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Feb. 11: Shadows of High Noon: Legacies of an American Icon

A showing and discussion of the classic Western film, "High Noon," at the Eiteljorg Museum

When: Saturday February 11, noon (of course)

Where: Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington St. Indianapolis

The story line of High Noon, the 1950s film starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, is a familiar one. The lone lawman stands up to bad guys, despite the lack of support from other members of the community. Scenes from the film have become iconic symbols of America and have been tied to ideas of the Cold War and the defense of democratic freedoms by the United States. And not only the US! One of the greatest political posters of all time was put out by Solidarity for its first free election against the communists in 1989.

Eiteljorg VP and Chief Curatorial Officer James Nottage will discuss how these ideas have been expressed in American culture and how they have influenced other parts of the world are the emphasis of this program. How popular culture has visually expressed the American West of High Noon will be illustrated by slides of seldom seen art works from around the world.

Lunch will focus on foods typical of the frontier American West.

Following the program the film, "High Noon," will be screened in Clowes Court. A free lunch will be given to the first attendee to identify the 20th century intrusion mistakenly included in the film. [Warning: IndyBuzz already knows the answer!] Cost: $25 Eiteljorg members; $35 general public. To make your reservation for High Noon, call (317) 636-9378. Museum members $25, non-members $35. For more information, visit What's Happening/Events at www.eiteljorg.org.

Alert IndyBuzz reader Rollie Cole sends this menu for the day, Kahn's Katering's twist on the traditional cowboy meal of beef, bisquit and beans:

Baked Bean Braised BBQ Short Rib with Mustard and Wild Sage
Baskets filled with: Buttermilk Biscuits with Butter
Smoked Beef Stew with Carrots, Rutabaga, Celery and Onion

Open Fire Cherry Cobbler with Sweet Cornmeal Crust

Call (317) 636-9378, ext. 1319 for reservations.

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