Date: October 25, 2010
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, firstname.lastname@example.org
PNC, Libraries to Host “Winter's Bone” Film Screenings
WESTVILLE – Public showings of the film " Winter's Bone” will be offered through a collaboration among the Purdue University North Central Odyssey 2010 - 2011 Arts and Cultural Events Series, LaPorte Library and Michigan City Public Library. The showings are free and open to the public.
The film will be shown on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. in the LaPorte Library, 904 Indiana Ave., LaPorte; Thursday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at PNC in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02 and on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St., Michigan City. The film is rated R for language, some drug material and violent content.
“Winter's Bone” is the story of Ree Dolly, a dirt-poor 17-year-old living in the Ozark hollows. Ree's father has been jailed for cooking meth and her mother is mentally absent, leaving Ree to care for her brother and sister. When her father disappears and may not make his date in court, the family is in danger of losing their home, forcing Ree to become the adult in the family and find him.
What follows is a mystery that Hearst Newspapers m ovie writer Amy Biancolli terms “a naturalistic and fantastically gripping saga of deep-seated crime and hardship in one chilling patch of Missouri . . . a top-notch Southern Gothic conspiracy thriller about a gutsy young heroine navigating a perilous web of secrets and lies.”
The film was honored at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series continues throughout the year. A complete schedule can be found at www.pnc.edu /odyssey. For more information about this film or the Odyssey series, contact Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Community Relations, at 785-5200, ext. 5593. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jacobi.