On Saturday, December 11th, the Autry National Center will present a special 5th Anniversary special Screening of the award-winning film Brokeback Mountain (Focus Films).
After the screening, there will be a staged reading of messages, essays, poetry, and music inspired by the film.
The ground-breaking film explored the clandestine relationship between two young cowboys - portrayed by Jake Gylenhaal and Heath Ledger - coming to grips with their homosexuality in the ruggest western terrain.
The event is part of the acclaimed program - "Out West" at the Autry - which is a series of public events focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) history and culture in the West with gallery talks, film screenings, lectures, performances and other cultural events.
"Brokeback Mountain helped to bring wide attention to important conversations about LGBT issues in modern Western communities,” noted Autry President and CEO Dan Finley.
“This powerful film resonates deeply with the Autry’s own strong connection to the history of Western films as well as our mission to share and explore the inspiring stories of all the peoples of the American West.”
Brokeback Mountain was produced and released by Focus Features in December 2005.
Directed by respected director Ang Lee who won an Oscar for his efforts.
See 'ya there!