See "Days of Heaven" at the Homestead National Monument of America's Education Center on Saturday and Sunday, January 26 & 27, 2013 at 2 p.m.This is the third film in the 2013 "Year of the Homesteader Film Festival"series.Starring Richard Gere and Sam Shepard, this film, which won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography, tells the story of two poor lovers who move to the Great Plains to harvest crops for a wealthy farmer.
All films in this festival feature stories of homesteading families. There is no cost or tickets needed to attend, so bring the whole family and popcorn to share! The remaining Year of the Homesteader Film Festival is scheduled as follows:
Solomon Butcher: Frontier Photographer (NR): Saturday and Sunday, February 2 & 3, 2013
Sun River Homestead (NR): Saturday and Sunday, February 9 & 10, 2013
Keepers of the Land (NR):Saturday and Sunday, February 16 & 17, 2013
A Pioneer Family in Alaska (NR): Saturday and Sunday, February 23 & 24, 2013
"The remarkable number of movies about homesteading shows how this part of our heritage has now become our collective folklore," stated Mark Engler, Superintendent of Homestead National Monument of America.