One Town, One Title Free Movie Showing This Saturday
On Saturday, February 20th, there will be a free showing of the movie A Cry In The Wild at 2:00 p.m. as part of Van Horn Public Library and the Pine Area People for the Arts’ fourth annual One Town, One Title event series. All area residents are invited to attend. Free popcorn and beverages will be served! The film will be shown at Saint Paul Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 214 Third Street SW, Pine Island.
The movie tells the story of thirteen year-old New Yorker Brian Robeson and his aborted trip to spend the summer with his father who works in the oil fields of Northern Canada since his divorce from Brian’s mother. Not long into the journey we see exhausted young Brian pulling himself from a remote Canadian lake. The tiny plane he managed to steer several miles after only a brief lesson lies under the icy water with its pilot dead of a heart attack. Somehow Brian has survived the crash. But gazing at the vast forest he can’t help wonder for how long. Equipped with nothing more than a hatchet and his ingenuity, he must learn to find food, shelter and a way to get home. Based on Gary Paulsen’s Newbery Award winning novel “Hatchet”, A Cry In The Wild is a family adventure at its most glorious and inspiring. Viewers can’t help but cheer on this plucky, inventive kid.
A Cry In The Wild is rated PG. There are some scary moments, so parents of very young children, please be advised.
The book selection for One Town, One Title this year is Stephen King’s 1999 best seller The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. It tells the story of a young girl who becomes lost in the Maine woods. Free copies of the book are still available at Van Horn Public Library, Better Brew Coffeehouse and Pine Island Bank through March 1st.
And don’t forget that the Finale on Tuesday, March 1st will be a discussion led by Olmsted County Parks Superintendent Tom Ryan. Mr. Ryan and a special guest will guide us through a conversation about survival, natural history and creatures of the night. The event will take place at 7:00pm at the Senior Citizen Center, 109 3rd St SW, Pine Island.
There is no charge for the any of the events or for the books themselves and information about the events as well as a list of suggested discussion points will be included with each copy.