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Smithsonian's Film Festival Features Clint Eastwood Westerns

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The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is opening a three-day film festival featuring Clint Eastwood's westerns.

Saturday at 1 p.m., the festival features a public discussion about the movie, "The Outlaw Josey Wales," followed by a 2 p.m. screening. In the film, Eastwood plays a Missouri farmer who joins a Confederate guerrilla unit in the Civil War and winds up on the run from Union soldiers who murdered his family.

Also on Saturday, the museum will show the documentary, "The Eastwood Factor."

On Sunday, the museum is showing "Pale Rider," where Eastwood plays a preacher protecting a village from a greedy mining company.

The screenings are in the museum's Warner Bros. Theater. Admission is free on a first-come, first-seated basis.


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