Books to the Big Screen: The Searchers

Saturday Feb 1, 2020

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Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Enjoy a film adaptation of the heroic tale.


The Public Library and Friends of the Public Library present our annual book to film adaptation event, Books to the Big Screen! Ethan Edwards returns home to Texas after the Civil War. When his niece is abducted by the Comanche, he vows to track her down and bring her home. Eventually, Edwards gets word that his niece is alive and embarks on a dangerous mission to find her, journeying deep into Comanche territory.

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Destry Reads Again

The Bernalillo County Public Library and Friends of the Public Library are teaming up once again to present the annual Books to the Big Screen Film Series. It all starts this Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Main Library (501 Copper Ave. NW). Starting at 2pm audiences can check out John Ford’s impossibly iconic Western The Searchers, starring John Wayne as an angry Civil War vet looking for his niece (Natalie Wood) who has allegedly been abducted by the Comanche. The film is based on Alan Le May’s 1954 novel of the same name. Admission is free and open to the public. Starting next week Books to the Big Screen moves to the historic KiMo Theatre (423 Central Ave. NW) for a string of famous Westerns including Cimarron (Feb. 6), High Noon (Feb. 7), True Grit (Feb. 8) and The Big Country (Feb. 9). The series closes out on Feb. 15 with Shane (at the Juan Tabo Library) and Feb. 22 with Destry Rides Again (at the Special Collections Library). For complete details go to

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