Film Series

Thursday, April 17, 2008
Non-Western Westerns

Part of Non-Western Westerns

Date + Time

Thursday, April 17, 2008
6:30 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Lemonade Joe, Oldrich Lipsky, 1964, 99 min.

Made in Czechoslovakia, Lemonade Joe is arguably the sharpest and funniest satire of the Western to have come out of the Eastern bloc during the Cold War. From East Germany to Siberia, many filmmakers took up the Western genre, often inverting its structures as a way of criticizing imperialism and capitalism in the United States. Lemonade Joe is a teetotaling gunslinger who takes on the whiskey-drinkers - but only in order to pave the way for sales of a soft drink called Kolaloka.

Please note that due to a shift in print availability Lemonade Joe replaces the previously scheduled screening of Glauber Rocha's Antonio das Mortes.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general, students, and seniors; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

Film at SFMOMA is generously supported by the Phyllis C. Wattis
Foundation and Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein.

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