NW WY Film Series

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017
WHAT: Winter/Spring Film Series begins
FOR RELEASE: immediately please
CONTACT: Peter Hassrick, peterh@centerofthewest.org or 578-4017

Set against the vast, stunning landscape of Mongolia, The Eagle Huntress reveals the story of a girl who defies family tradition to pursue her dream.

The acclaimed documentary will open the fifth year of the Northwest Wyoming Film Series on Tuesday, Feb. 7. It will be shown at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Big Horn Cinemas.

The other films of the winter/spring season will include Loving on Feb. 14, Moonlight on Feb. 21, Jackie on Feb. 28, Certain Women on March 7, Lion on March 14 and Elle on March 21. Ending the season on March 28 will be Neruda, a story about the Nobel-Prize-winning poet from Chile.

Memberships for the winter/spring season of eight films are $10 for those who did not join last fall. Checks should be made out to NWFS and mailed to P.O. Box 1004, Cody, WY 82414, with contact information such as email address. For those who joined last fall, their memberships are still valid.

The ticket price at the door for each feature will be $6.00 for NWFS members and $10.00 for non-members. Memberships will also be sold in the theater lobby preceding the first two films. Those who joined last fall are entitled to the $6.00 ticket price.

Members will receive weekly emails about the upcoming films. Information about the series will also be available at www.bighorncinemas.net. Those on Facebook can “like” the NWFS page for more information.

“We hope the visual marvels as well as the compelling narrative of The Eagle Huntress will please Wyoming audiences who are privileged to live in a landscape similar to Mongolia’s,” said Peter Hassrick, NWFS president. “We also hope they’ll enjoy the other movies, their variety and depth, shown on a big screen to a community of like-minded film fans.”

Struggle is the theme of the next three movies. Loving tells the story of an interracial couple whose attempt to marry became a U.S. Supreme Court case in 1967. A young man struggles to find himself during three pivotal chapters of his life in Moonlight. Jackie features the endeavors of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy to preserve her husband’s legacy.

In Certain Women, three ordinary women in a small town show extraordinary depths of character. A young man, lost in India and raised in Australia, searches for his first home and family in Lion. Elle takes place in France, where an attack turns the routine life of a CEO into a thriller. Neruda is also a thriller, when an investigator launches a search for the elusive poet.

NWFS formed in January 2012 and organized its first season that winter/spring in collaboration with Tony Beaverson of Big Horn Cinemas. The NWFS board members are Richard Wilson and Harriet Bloom-Wilson, Jan and Lee Hermann, Anne Young and Jim Nielson, and Peter and Buzzy Hassrick.
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