POSTPONED: American Journeys: Saved

  • Date(s): Monday, April 6th 2009
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Niobrara County Library

Postponed from Monday, March 30 — Saved, starring Jena Malone, Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin and Eva Amurri will be shown at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 6. This film, directed by Brian Dannelly depicts the journey to adulthood. The journey becomes especially difficult for Mary, a good Christian girl who is one of the “in-crowd” at her Christian high school. Mary’s perfect life unravels after an attempt to cure her gay boyfriend Dean results in pregnancy. Dean is sent to a “degayification” center. Mary’s beliefs are challenged by the attacks led by her best Christian friend Hilary Faye and the support of new friends recognized as the school “misfits.”

This is the third film in the American Journeys: Border Lines in American Life series. This film discussion series explores journeys from the margins and the mainstream of American Life through the lens of popular Hollywood film. Each of the movies and discussions will look at American journeys with equality and justice and the challenges of living in the margins of society and tradition. The film showings begin with a free meal and also include audience discussion lead by Deane Tucker, Professor of Humanities at Chadron State College.

This series is funded by the We the People Initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities and is sponsored in part by the Wyoming Humanities Council at 307-721-9243. The series will also be held in Cheyenne, Jackson and Sheridan. For more information contact the library at 334-3490.