“Tying the life of a much-mythologized man up with the birth of the storytelling form that made him a legend, Mike Plante’s AND WITH HIM CAME THE WEST follows an opportunist named Wyatt Earp through both his actual life and the myriad fictionalizations of it that have entertained moviegoers since nearly the start of the sound era. The film is serious but not ponderous, connecting dots without pretending to be comprehensive even on the subject of Earp himself.” – John De Fore, The Hollywood Reporter
Director Mike Plante in attendance.
The gunfight at the OK Corral was a legend made famous by Hollywood studio westerns over many decades, from John Ford’s MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (1946) all the way to George Cosmatos’ ‘90s blockbuster, TOMBSTONE. In his provocative documentary, filmmaker Mike Plante examines the Hollywood legacy of Wyatt Earp through the many films that rewrote history to immortalize him.