In the good deeds department - at least I hope it will be - I'm involved with the organization of a minor film festival. Although the primary focus will be on films made in Arizona, we may be tackling the general subject of western movies.
It has been a great excuse to jot down favorite films and an opportunity to learn of some great ones that I've never seen. One book that has been extremely helpful is Cinema Southwest by John A. Murray.
As for the films, one odd favorite of mine is The Ballad of Cable Hogue.
Any other nominees that you'd like to see in a western film festival?