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Summer Film Series: "Flicka"

8/25/2017
7 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library Center
Evening, Family Friendly, Films, Special Events

The third movie in our 2017 Summer Film Series is "Flicka," starring Tim McGraw, Maria Bello, Alison Lohman.

 

Teenaged Katy McLaughlin is sent home to work her family’s ranch after conflict at school. It is here that she rediscovers her love of the West through her experience taming a wild mustang she names Flicka. The pair overcome forces that seek to divide them and are ultimately reunited. Join us in seeing the West from the perspective of a family that knows it best. Released in 2006, Flicka is 95 minutes long and rated PG.


Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we enjoy this film under the stars. Games and free refreshments will begin at 7 p.m., and the movie will start just after sundown. You may bring your coolers, but please no pets or glass containers.


This summer’s movies are being shown in conjunction with the newest exhibit at the Bush Library and Museum, “The Legacy of Ranching: Preserving the Past, Embracing the Future.” Through a partnership with the Department of Animal Sciences at Texas A&M University, this exhibit celebrates the historic ranches of Texas and their ability to adapt through changing natural and business environments. The commitment and innovation of the families who built these ranches have helped them to preserve their legacies. Featuring hands-on activities, 250 artifacts and a historic chuck wagon centerpiece, “The Legacy of Ranching” will be on display through January 7, 2018. Don’t miss the opportunity to share the legacy of ranching in Texas with a new generation.


For more information call (979) 691-4014, email to reservations.bush@nara.gov, or register at the link below. Special thanks to Pepsi for providing the drinks and to Blue Bell for providing the ice cream!
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Summer Film Series: "Babe"

9/15/2017
7 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library Center
Evening, Family Friendly, Films, Special Events

When farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a young pig at the county fair, his farms changes forever. The pig, Babe, is spared from being Christmas dinner because Arthur sees to potential in him to be a blue ribbon winning pig at the next fair. Babe, however, sets his ambitions much higher and seeks to become the farm’s first sheep-herding pig. With some help and guidance from those around him, Babe succeeds, but must still win the acceptance of the other farm animals. Released in 1995, "Babe" is 91 minutes long and rated PG.


Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we enjoy this film under the stars. Games and free refreshments will begin at 7 p.m., and the movie will start just after sundown. You may bring your coolers, but please no pets or glass containers.


This summer’s movies are being shown in conjunction with the newest exhibit at the Bush Library and Museum, “The Legacy of Ranching: Preserving the Past, Embracing the Future.” Through a partnership with the Department of Animal Sciences at Texas A&M University, this exhibit celebrates the historic ranches of Texas and their ability to adapt through changing natural and business environments. The commitment and innovation of the families who built these ranches have helped them to preserve their legacies. Featuring hands-on activities, 250 artifacts and a historic chuck wagon centerpiece, “The Legacy of Ranching” will be on display through January 7, 2018. Don’t miss the opportunity to share the legacy of ranching in Texas with a new generation.


For more information call (979) 691-4014, email to reservations.bush@nara.gov, or register at the link below. Special thanks to Pepsi for providing the drinks and to Blue Bell for providing the ice cream!

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Library Issues Forum: "Cowboys"

9/21/2017
7 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum's Orientation Theater
Evening, Films, Lectures & Discussions, Special Events

Join us on Thursday, September 21, as we welcome filmmaker Bud Force and photographer John Langmore as they discuss the making of their documentary film, COWBOYS. Told in the cinematic tradition of classic westerns, COWBOYS offers the opportunity to ride alongside modern working cowboys on some of America's largest and most remote cattle ranches. COWBOYS documents the lives of the men and women working on "big outfit" cattle ranches - some of which are over one million acres - and still require a crew of horseback workers to tend large herds of cattle. Filmed on locations across the American West, COWBOYS features historic ranches in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming and Nevada. Narrated through first-hand accounts from the cowboys themselves, the story explores the rewards and hardships of a celebrated but misunderstood way of life and the challenges that lie ahead for the cowboys and ranches critical to providing the world's supply of beef. COWBOYS is currently being filmed and is scheduled for release in 2018.

 

John Langmore will also be showing and discussing photographs from his five-year project documenting America’s working cowboys. John traveled to twelve big outfits to create this body of work which is set to be published as a book next year. A former working cowboy himself, he will be sharing his intimate knowledge of this unique American icon and the state of his existence at the outset of the 21st century.

 

Filmmaker Bud Force is a founder and partner at Ultralite Films, an award-winning production company based in Austin, Texas. John Langmore served as a founding member and president of the Austin Center for Photography and has completed long term projects on East Austin and Oaxaca, Mexico.

 

This program is offered free of charge, but reservations are recommended. A reception will follow. You can reserve your seat by clicking the link below, or via email reservations.bush@nara.gov or by calling 979-691-4014.

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