The Black Stallion

Roxy, Jr.


The Roxy Theater Screen 1 Mon, Jul 9, 2018 7:00 PM
Film Info
Series:Roxy, Jr.
Run Time:117 min
Release Year:1979
Sponsored By:The Missoula Museum of Art and Culture
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Carroll Ballard
Cast Members:Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr
Producer:Francis Ford Coppola
Cinematographer:Caleb Deschanel


A wild horse saves a young boy’s life after a terrifying shipwreck and the two become unlikely friends in Carroll Ballard’s cinematic tour de force, adapted from Walter Farley’s classic children’s novel. From the crystalline shores of a deserted island to the green grass and dusty roads of 1940s suburban America, Ballard and director of photography Caleb Deschanel create a film of consistent visual invention and purity, one that also features a winning supporting performance by Mickey Rooney as a retired jockey and a gorgeous score by Carmine Coppola.