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Last roundup for the Western? Find out at Ogden's film fest, July 10 through 14.

Is the Western film dead? How do Native Americans assess the classic Western movies? How did John Ford affect the genre? Such topics and more will be pursued at the first National Western Film Festival, to be held in Ogden, Utah, July 10 through 14. Scholars and screenwriters will lend seminars a serious note, but a great roster of films and some lighthearted talks should please fans of the Saturday matinee shoot-'em-up.

You can attent nearly 20 seminars or showings of a dozen classic films, including Cimarron (1931), Stagecoach (1939), Red River (1948), Shane (1953)--plus the controversial Heaven's Gate (1980).

Seminars run from 9 to 6 each day in the grand lobby and 400-seat theater of Ogden's historic 1924 Union Station, 25th Street and Wall Avenue. Scheduled participants include actors John Agar, June Allyson, Richard Farnsworth, and Ben Johnson. You can meet and chat with them at a reception ($10) on July 10 from 7 to 9 P.M.

Friday night, a dinner and dance performance ($15) at 7 P.M. features the Wisdom Dancers, representing six Indian tribes. On Saturday, the awards banquet ($15) starts at 7 P.M.

Films will be shown at the Union Station Theater and at the 1924 Egyptian Theater, 2441 Washington Boulevard, an 800-seat movie palace now being restored. Sunday at 8 P.M., a special showing ($10) of Sylvester (1984) will benefit the festival and Friends of the Egyptian Theater.

Admission to each seminar is $5, each film $3.50; a $110 registration fee admits you to all events. For a full schedule, call (801) 399-8582.
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