19 MON 8:30pm:
Say goodbye to â€œWâ€ At the official FLORIDA Premiere screening of Crawford
A new documentary being screened in every state of the union. â€œSmall Town Valuesâ€ big time politics’ winning slogan. But does the political machine, so desirous of this wholesome image, actually value the small town itself?
In 1999, then Governor George W. Bush bought a ranch in the one-stoplight town of Crawford, Texas, calling it â€œhomeâ€ just in time to set his sights on the White House. Having invented Bush’s â€œfolksy image,â€ the campaign’s victory thrusts Crawford onto the world stage and an insular community of barely 700 explodes overnight. While the high school band plays the inauguration and the Baptist pastor declares a miracle, Crawfordites sell souvenirs hand over fist, finding themselves nearly trampled under the heels of the international press corps, patriotic tourists and boomtown opportunists. Then, four and a half years into Bush’s tenure, Cindy Sheehan and her peace movement arrive at the doorstep of the â€œWestern White House.â€ Crawford takes center stage. Left to deal with the aftermath, the real people of Crawford are changed forever. Now comes CRAWFORD, an often funny, deeply human story told by unforgettable characters. As witness to one man’s (and his spin doctor’s) decision to intertwine his life with the real small town America, the film ultimately becomes a microcosm of a nation in flux â€” a unique and poignant reflection on the Bush era.
MBC Members FREE (otherwise, $5 for this special screening).
Your ticket is also a chance to win a set of â€œWâ€ shot glasses, to toast his return to his now very different â€œhome townâ€!
Buy tickets HERE
19 MON 8:30pm: