3:10 To Yuma
USA, 117' ,
Directed by: James Mangold
Script: Halsted Welles, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas
Producer: Cathy Konrad
Production company: Relativity Media, Tree Line Films
Cinematography: Phedon Papamichael
Editing: Michael McCusker
Music: Marco Beltrami
Cast: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts, Ben Foster, Peter Fonda
Format: 35mm, color
Running time: 117'
Based on the Elmore Leonard story, '3:10 to Yuma' is a riveting remake of the 1957 classic Western. It's the story of Dan Evans (Christian Bale), a down-and-out rancher who lost his leg in the Civil War. With a wife and two sons, he is struggling to put food on the table, and unable to make payments on his land. When the notorious gunman Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) is apprehended nearby, a few local men are needed to escort him to the town of Contention so he can be put on the 3:10 train to Yuma Prison. Few will volunteer for the job, as they know that Wade's ruthless gang will follow them, but Evans sees an opportunity to make some fast cash, and offers to go in exchange for $200. The small team of men set off, and are later joined by Evans's young son William, who has run away from home to join them. What follows is a race against time, as the group tries to get to Yuma without the clever and dangerous Wade outsmarting them.
James Mangold, born December 16th 1963 in New York. He is an American film director and screenwriter perhaps best known for 'Walk the Line' which he co-wrote and directed. Working consistently as a feature writer and director since 1995, when his first feature, the independent film 'Heavy', won the best directing prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Mangold subsequently wrote and directed ‘Cop Land’ starring Sylvester Stallone, Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel and Ray Liotta; ‘Girl, Interrupted’, which won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1999 for Angelina Jolie; and the 2003 thriller 'Identity' which starred John Cusack.
Approaching this material with the enthusiasm of a famished man confronting his first square meal in days, Mangold has brought welcome intensity to the project, giving "3:10 to Yuma" a visceral, immediate quality that makes it realistic and mythic all at the same time / Kenneth Turan, LA Times
Location and screening schedule:
premiere: SC Cinema, Friday, October 26th at 14.00
reprisal: Cinema Europe, Friday, October 26th at 21.30