Winchester Academy goes virtual
Rhodes to discuss the western film genre
Jack Rhodes will present “Why Westerns Endure: Duty, Honor and Responsibility” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9.
Hosted by Winchester Academy, this virtual program will be broadcast on WILW 96.3 FM or can be viewed on WIN-TV, Facebook Live or YouTube.
Viewers can visit www.winchesterwaupaca.org for a hotlink to the program.
Questions for the speaker may be submitted via Facebook or by calling 715-942-9917 during the program.
The western movie has been a staple of the film industry since 1903 and, while less frequently produced today, maintains a loyal following in the 21st century.
The program will examine several likely reasons for the genre’s enduring presence and explore several fundamental themes and plots that have been carried over from the classic westerns into other classic and contemporary film formats.
Rhodes earned his doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin and held faculty positions at Colorado College, The University of Utah and Miami University in Ohio, where he served as chair of the Department of Communication and as executive director of Miami’s Hamilton Campus.
At Miami, he taught a graduate class in rhetoric of film and now serves as a seminar teacher of film studies at Lawrence University’s Bjorklunden Campus.
Rhodes’ program received a grant from the Al and Gloria Gruer Family Fund, Waupaca Community Foundation.