The Milagro Beanfield War

Thursday Jan 12, 2017

7 Caliente Rd, Ste B8
Santa Fe, NM 87508
US

Phone: (505) 466-4688

Cost:

$5

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A 1988 American comedy-drama film directed by Robert Redford from a screenplay written by John Nichols and David S. Ward based on Nichols' novel of the same name.

The Milagro Beanfield War is a 1988 American comedy-drama film directed by Robert Redford from a screenplay written by John Nichols and David S. Ward based on Nichols' novel of the same name. The ensemble cast includes Ruben Blades, Richard Bradford, Sônia Braga, Julie Carmen, James Gammon, Melanie Griffith, John Heard, Daniel Stern, Chick Vennera, and Christopher Walken.[2]

Filmed on location in Truchas, New Mexico, the film is set in the fictional rural town of Milagro, with a population of 426, a predominantly Hispanic and Catholic town, with a largely interrelated population.

The film tells of one man's struggle as he defends his small beanfield and his community against much larger business and state political interests.

See also: Reel World

Reel Runs Out

Reel World

Reel New Mexico—the Santa Fe-based New Mexico film series—ends its two and a half year run at the La Tienda Performance Space in Eldorado on Thursday, Jan. 12. At least organizers are going out on a high note, bringing one of the favorite homegrown New Mexico films. The Milagro Beanfield War, adapted from the 1974 novel by John Nichols and directed by Robert Redford, will screen starting at 7pm. A suggested donation of $5 gets you in the door. For directions to the venue, go to reelnewmexico.com.

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