Border Lines Film Series

  • Date(s): Monday, September 10th 2007 - Monday, October 8th 2007
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Niobrara County Library

Border Lines kicks off in Lusk on Monday, September 10 with a screening of the 2004 Stephen Spielberg movie The Terminal (PG-13), starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The film humorously explores the plight of Viktor Navorski, an Eastern European traveler stranded for months at New York’s Kennedy Airport. Viktor gradually surmounts the language barrier to build unlikely alliances among the airport’s multi-ethnic work force.

The meal and movie both start at 6 p.m., followed by discussion facilitated by Deane Tucker, who is an instructor at Chadron State College. Discussion will also include participants at the Wyoming Women’s Center.

Next in the series is Lone Star, a John Sayles film set on the US-Mexican border that will be screened on Monday, September 17. When Sheriff Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper) investigates a 30-year-old murder, he uncovers secrets that challenge the borders between fact and truth, love and enmity, and the town’s Anglo minority and Hispanic majority.

On September 24 the series continues with North Country (2005, R), which stars Woody Harrelson and Charlize Theron. The movie, based on an actual class-action lawsuit, follows the experience of a young woman (Theron) who suffers sexual harassment when she takes a job at a Minnesota iron mine.

The fourth film in the series, Mississippi Masala (2004, R) stars Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury as a pair of star-crossed lovers. He is African American, she is an Indian immigrant born and raised in Uganda. The film will be shown on Monday, October 1.

“Border Lines” wraps up on October 8 with Smoke Signals (1998, PG-13), based on a short story by acclaimed American Indian writer Sherman Alexie. As they journey away from their Idaho reservation, two friends find themselves crossing the borders between the Indian and non-Indian worlds and between the claims of memory, storytelling, and emotional truth.

For more information on the series, contact Debbie Sturman at 334.3490.