HDNET MOVIES Flips The Script with a Line-up of Modern Western Films Labor Day Weekend
August 3, 2018
HDNET MOVIES FLIPS THE SCRIPT WITH A LINE-UP OF MODERN WESTERN FILMS FOR A LABOR DAY WEEKEND EVENT SEPT. 1-3
The Block Highlights 10 Modern Films from 1978 to Today Starring Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Liam Neeson, Jack Nicholson, Colin Farrell, Gene Hackman, Matt Damon, Robert Duvall, & David Carradine, Among Others
Los Angeles – Aug. 3, 2018 – Following HDNET MOVIES “Western Icons” event in May celebrating legends of the silver screen, the network shifts gears for Labor Day with a three-day weekend event highlighting 10 modern western films each night from Saturday, Sept. 1 through Sunday, Sept. 3 starting at 6pE/3pP.
“Modern Westerns” kicks off on Sept. 1 with Colin Ferrell as gunslinger Jesse James in AMERICAN OUTLAWS, with Scott Caan and Kathy Bates. Next, Wes Studi stars as the iconic Apache Geronimo, leading the charge against U.S. forces in GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND, with Gene Hackman and Robert Duvall. And Jeff Bridges shines in a pair of Old West epics, hunting a killer as Marshal Rooster Cogburn in the Coen Brothers’ re-imagining of TRUE GRIT, with Matt Damon and Josh Brolin, then stepping into the spurs of the West’s most heroic lawman in WILD BILL, with Ellen Barkin and John Hurt.
The weekend continues on Sunday, Sept. 2 as Mary Steenburgen schemes to make an honest man out of horse thief Jack Nicholson in GOIN’ SOUTH, with John Belushi and Christopher Lloyd. Then, good Samaritans Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church risk it all to rescue five abandoned Chinese girls in the sweeping 2006 two-part epic BROKEN TRAIL. And the infamous James Gang rides out for bank robberies and revenge in THE LONG RIDERS, starring real life brothers David, Keith and Robert Carradine, as well as James and Stacy Keach, Dennis and Randy Quaid, and Christopher and Nicholas Guest.
“Modern Westerns” comes to a close on Monday, Sept. 3, with an encore broadcast of TRUE GRIT; followed by Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott as estranged brothers, teaming up to save their kidnapped kin from rogue confederates in the 1982 Louis L’Amour adventure THE SHADOW RIDERS. Next, Liam Neeson seeks to settle the score with nemesis Pierce Brosnan in SERAPHIM FALLS, with Anjelica Huston; and Mario Van Peebles leads infantrymen on a quest to find the men who killed his father in POSSE, with Stephen Baldwin, Melvin Van Peebles, and Pam Grier.
For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.hdnetmovies.com/schedules.
HDNET MOVIES’ “Modern Westerns” lineup is as follows (all times eastern):
“Modern Westerns”—Every Night At 6pE From Sept. 1 Through Sept. 3
Sat., September 1
- AMERICAN OUTLAWS (2001) – 6pE
- GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND (1993) – 7:35pE
- TRUE GRIT (2010) – 9:35pE
- WILD BILL (1995) – 11:30pE
Sun., September 2
- GOIN’ SOUTH (1978) – 6pE
- BROKEN TRAIL PART 1 & 2 (2006) – 7:50pE
- THE LONG RIDERS (1980) – 10:55pE
Mon., September 3
- TRUE GRIT (2010) – 6pE
- THE SHADOW RIDERS (1982) – 7:55pE
- SERAPHIM FALLS (2006) – 9:35pE
- POSSE (1993) – 11:30pE