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Title: BBM Happenings
Post by: Jennis on Jul 20, 2006, 04:54 PM
Starting this thread for items of interest such as /events/exhibits/special BBM showings/talks etc for Brokeback Mountain.They could all be posted here.

For instance where Brokeback Mountain is currently showing in cinemas around the world and BBM events with free showings often pop up.I have listed one below that is also in another thread. 


Jennis.x
(Thanks Thomas :-*)
I changed thread name to happenings as events was more like conventions etc.Is that ok?
Title: Re: BBM Events 2006
Post by: Jennis on Jul 20, 2006, 04:56 PM
Movie mania showing this summer

Do you remember the movie from the 1970s called That's Entertainment showing clips from all the great movies. It was a celebration of all things good about the entertainment industry.

Well, the Adult Department of the Waukegan Public Library will be bringing you a "That's Entertainment" summer by showing some of the best movies from the past year—free of charge.

Every other Monday afternoon at 2 p.m., the library will be featuring a top-rated film from the past year for viewing and discussion. The popcorn's on us! Here's the schedule:


Aug. 28, Brokeback Mountain — Rated R — with Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams

Link to original source:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/newssun/city/5_1_wa04_sllib_s10704.htm


Title: Re: BBM Events 2006
Post by: tpe on Jul 20, 2006, 05:43 PM


I see this now.  Thanks Jennis!  :)

Title: Re: BBM Events 2006
Post by: tpe on Jul 20, 2006, 05:46 PM
Made this a sticky topic.  :)

Title: Re: BBM Events 2006
Post by: dalemidex on Jul 20, 2006, 09:50 PM
Thank you, Jennis!!   :t)
Title: Re: BBM Events 2006
Post by: ethan on Jul 20, 2006, 09:51 PM
Hmm...the link is no longer working.  :(
Title: Re: BBM Events 2006
Post by: chameau on Jul 20, 2006, 10:16 PM
Hmm...the link is no longer working.  :(

Yup!  not working  :(
Title: Re: BBM Events 2006
Post by: Jennis on Jul 21, 2006, 12:26 AM
Sorry,i should have checked it :-[  I have updated it and here is a direct link to the library ;)

Jennis.x


Waukegan Public Library

If you don’t want to check movies out, consider coming to the library for one of our free movie showings.

For adults: Join us every other Monday during the summer at 2 p.m. to watch one of the top movies of the past year.
 
August 28 at 2 p.m. Brokeback Mountain

http://wplblog.waukeganpl.org/?p=37





Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: Jennis on Jul 28, 2006, 06:55 PM
Anyone in the Salt Lake area and  interested in the music of Brokeback Mountain it will be included in this event on Monday July 31st 2006.It's a one night only fund raiser.

Jennis.x


Salt Lake
4th round of banned tunes
Friday, July 28, 2006

The Plan B Theatre Company presents its fourth annual fund-raiser celebrating the First Amendment, "And the Banned Played On," at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Monday at 7 p.m. "Banned" features Kirt Bateman, Kurt Bestor, Debi Graham, Lisa Marie, Lori Rees, Chelsi Stahr, Aaron Swenson and Danny Tarasevich performing songs by Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Elton John, Cole Porter, Paul Simon, the Rolling Stones and Prince, as well as songs from "Assassins," "Brokeback Mountain" and "Big Love." The event will be hosted by Mayor Rocky Anderson and state Sen. Scott McCoy. All tickets are $30 and include a post-show reception. For more information go to www.planbtheatrecompany.org.

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,640197543,00.html


*More Info here*

One Night Only!July 31
Jeanne Wagner
Our 4th annual fundraiser celebrating the First Amendment. And yes, we’re focusing on banned music again this year!

http://www.planbtheatrecompany.org/2_06season/index.htm


Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: greenfrog on Jul 30, 2006, 10:41 PM
Brokeback Mountain DVD Launch Party - Australia

http://www.queerplanet.com.au/moxie/entertainment/bb/24-7-06-1.shtml
Title: Re:BBM Happenings 2006*Annie Proulx Appearance* NewZealand
Post by: Jennis on Aug 07, 2006, 03:15 PM
It's a bit odd saying it's her latest novel as it's not?No mention of Brokeback Mountain,even odder :s)
Anyone on the board in this area?

Jennis.x




An Hour With Annie Proulx

The North Shore Libraries Foundation, Whitcoulls Takapuna and HarperCollins Publishers have great pleasure in inviting you to:

AN HOUR WITH ANNIE PROULX

THURSDAY 11 SEPTEMBER
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
BRUCE MASON CENTRE (upstairs)
cnr Hurstmere Road & The Promenade, Takapuna

As ‘hard listeners’ to Annie Proulx’s many novels, we are delighted to welcome Annie Proulx to the North Shore for this event. This is a remarkable opportunity to meet an author of such stature.

Her latest novel is a richly textured story of one man’s struggle to make good in the inhospitable ranch country of the Texas Panhandle, full of the razor-sharp wit and a masterly sense of place that fans of her work have come to expect. That Old Ace in the Hole is a rich mix of history, landscape and quixotic Texan life, and introduces us to the unforgettable figure of Bob Dollar.

Proulx’s books are remarkable for their depth and both her novels and short stories rely on extensive research: historical, geographical and sociological. Before she writes about a place she tries to read every book written about it, starting with the explorers diaries.

Annie Proulx lives in Wyoming. She spent many years as a freelance journalist writing about a wide range of subjects: everything from the weather, cooking, canoeing, mice and architecture, until becoming a published novelist at the age of 58.

She is the author of the novels Postcards, The Shipping News and Accordion Crimes, as well as the highly acclaimed short story collection Heart Songs. The Shipping News has been an enormous success worldwide, winning the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize.

Tickets are $20 and are available through the Ticketek office at the Bruce Mason Centre (or any Ticketek office) or by phoning (09) 307-5000 or go to www.ticketek.com. A service charge will apply.

http://www.artscalendar.co.nz/article/396/


Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: tpe on Aug 08, 2006, 07:39 AM
Thanks Jennis.  I suspwect that Proulx wanted no talk of BBM in this announcement as she is probably trying to promote another work.  Plus, I suspect she is still currently haunted by the recent events surrounding BBM.

Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: Jennis on Aug 08, 2006, 11:32 AM
Thanks Jennis.  I suspwect that Proulx wanted no talk of BBM in this announcement as she is probably trying to promote another work.  Plus, I suspect she is still currently haunted by the recent events surrounding BBM.


I still find it odd.They could of mentioned Close Range at least.Anyways,it's good that some people will get the chance to meet her,or ask her questions.
J.x
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: tpe on Aug 08, 2006, 11:46 AM
[I still find it odd.They could of mentioned Close Range at least.Anyways,it's good that some people will get the chance to meet her,or ask her questions.
J.x

I also suspect that she would be privately annoyed if people keep on asking her about BBM, rather than the work under discussion.  But she should approach this pragmatically.  Surely she should not think that her reputation shall be overshadowed by BBM. 

I think many stories in Close Range are fabulous. 
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: Jennis on Aug 13, 2006, 02:31 PM
More Annie.Another appearance at this book fest.

Jennis.x

Book Fest gets grant

The Casper College/ARTCORE "Equality State Book Festival," has recently received grants totaling more than $24,500 from outside funders, enhancing the college’s already strong support for the program. The festival will be held Oct. 19-21, at the college and at a number of other venues around Casper. Grants have been received from The National Endowment for the Arts, Natrona County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Natrona County Travel and Tourism Council, Casper Area Community Foundation, and Wyoming Council for the Humanities.

The festival will include readings, signings, panel discussions, writing workshops, movie screenings, author visits to the public schools, a book fair with displays by publishers and archives, a banquet on October 19, and a late-night poetry slam. All events are free and open to the public with the exception of the workshops and banquet. Writers scheduled to appear at the Wyoming Equality State Book Festival include Annie Proulx, Linda Hasselstrom, Tim Sandlin, C.J. Box, Candy Moulton, Lori Van Pelt, and Kathleen and Michael Gear. For more information log on to www.equalitystatebookfest.com.

http://www.casperstartribune.net/articles/2006/08/13/news/community/d5859f347a680463872571c7006a19b2.tx
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: Jennis on Aug 13, 2006, 02:35 PM
Free showing: Brokeback Mountain
October 19th 2006

Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM

Place: Iris Stadium Theater

Contact: Llye@equalitystatebookfest.com

Here's a chance to check out how Annie Proulx's great Wyoming short story "Brokeback Mountain" was adapted into an Oscar-winning movie by screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, and director Ang Lee. What does it say about Wyoming? What does it say about the West? Bruce Richardson, lecturer in English at the University of Wyoming/Casper College Center, will lead a lively discussion afterward. And don't miss Proulx's appearance on the "Cowboy Myths, Cowboy Realities" panel, Saturday Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper.


Panel: Cowboy Myths/Cowboy Realities

Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM

Place: First United Methodist Church

Contact: Llye@equalitystatebookfest.com

Wyoming's still the cowboy state, right? What hold does the cowyboy way have on our imaginations, our mores, our politics and our future? Panelists include poet, rancher, essayist and Book Festival keynote speaker Linda Hasselstrom; Eastern Wyoming College English and Spanish teacher John Nesbitt, author of six short story collections, two contemporary western novels, and more than a dozen traditional western novels; memoirist and professional rodeo rider Abe Morris; and Annie Proulx, author of two volumes of short stories about Wyoming, Close Range and Bad Dirt, and several novels including The Shipping News, which won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. Close Range included the short story Brokeback Mountain, which last year was made into an Oscar-winning film.

Wyoming Poet Laureate David Romtvedt will moderate this panel.

The authors' books will be for sale at the event. The panel is free and open to the public. 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
http://www.equalitystatebookfest.com/events.php
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: horsewrangler on Aug 26, 2006, 03:59 AM

Thanks for this information.  I think it might make a wonderful 3-day event in Casper.  It would be great to see BBM on the big sreen AND to meet Annie proulx in person!

adrian
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: Jennis on Aug 26, 2006, 01:06 PM

Thanks for this information.  I think it might make a wonderful 3-day event in Casper.  It would be great to see BBM on the big sreen AND to meet Annie proulx in person!

adrian
Adrian,
Are you thinking of going?

Jennis.x
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: horsewrangler on Aug 26, 2006, 08:46 PM
Hi Jennis.x,

  Hmmm, don't know.  Maybe I'll spread the word and see if there might be some interest?  I'm wondering about the theater, though.  Is it a "real" theater or a little make shift, high school gymnasium type thing?

adrian
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: Jennis on Aug 26, 2006, 09:26 PM
Hi Jennis.x,

  Hmmm, don't know.  Maybe I'll spread the word and see if there might be some interest?  I'm wondering about the theater, though.  Is it a "real" theater or a little make shift, high school gymnasium type thing?

adrian
Not a theatre as far as i know.It's a uni/college where Annie will have a discussion about the story.Like a Q&A session.
Be good if you go.Would love to hear all about it.

Jennis.x
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: Jennis on Aug 29, 2006, 11:29 AM
More Annie.Ms Proulx will be giving a lecture.Anyone in North Carolina?

Jennis.x
 

Event:   Conarroe Lecture - Annie Proulx
Date(s):   9/14/2006
Time:   8 p.m.
Location:   Duke Family Performance Hall
Posted By:   Bill Giduz
Details:   Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and author of the short story Brokeback Mountain will deliver a lecture.

Free, but tickets are required. 8 p.m. in Duke Family Performance Hall. Simulcast in the Smith 900 Room of the Alvarez College Union, and Lilly Family Gallery in Chambers, if necessary. Call 704-894-2135 for tickets or information

http://www2.davidson.edu/news/calendar/Calendar.asp?page=read_event&EventID=1093

Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: greenfrog on Sep 03, 2006, 04:01 AM
I wonder if anybody is going to that.

Sounds good.
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: horsewrangler on Sep 04, 2006, 03:47 AM

Thanks for this information.  I think it might make a wonderful 3-day event in Casper.  It would be great to see BBM on the big sreen AND to meet Annie proulx in person!

adrian
Adrian,
Are you thinking of going?

Jennis.x

Yes, I will probably go.  I called the owner of the Iris Stadium Theaters, and he confirmed the screening will be in one of the 8 theaters.  All 8 are "stadium" seating configuration.  The theaters range from a small 80 seater to a larger 230 seater.  He said that the theater used will depend on the number of people attending.  I also will stay for the lecture on Sat..  I will probably be able to get a few others interests up.  I can't wait to see it again on a real theater screen.

Thanks Jennis.x for the heads up.
-adrian
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: chameau on Sep 05, 2006, 06:29 AM
Could you let us know about your experience Adrian?
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: tpe on Sep 05, 2006, 10:04 AM

Thanks for this information.  I think it might make a wonderful 3-day event in Casper.  It would be great to see BBM on the big sreen AND to meet Annie proulx in person!

adrian
Adrian,
Are you thinking of going?

Jennis.x

Yes, I will probably go.  I called the owner of the Iris Stadium Theaters, and he confirmed the screening will be in one of the 8 theaters.  All 8 are "stadium" seating configuration.  The theaters range from a small 80 seater to a larger 230 seater.  He said that the theater used will depend on the number of people attending.  I also will stay for the lecture on Sat..  I will probably be able to get a few others interests up.  I can't wait to see it again on a real theater screen.

Thanks Jennis.x for the heads up.
-adrian

Most wonderful. 
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: horsewrangler on Sep 05, 2006, 01:32 PM
Could you let us know about your experience Adrian?
I sure will.  I may take some photots, but I have no idea how to post them.  between last night and this morning, there are already three other Brokies that will make the drive!
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: tpe on Sep 05, 2006, 02:19 PM
Could you let us know about your experience Adrian?
I sure will.  I may take some photots, but I have no idea how to post them.  between last night and this morning, there are already three other Brokies that will make the drive!

Thanks adrian.  And yes: the more the merrier.  :)

Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: chameau on Sep 05, 2006, 09:29 PM
Quote
I sure will.  I may take some photots, but I have no idea how to post them

I'm off topic  ::)

If you want to post pictures, just send me a personal message.

We now go back to our scheduled programm now.  ;)
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: Jennis on Sep 19, 2006, 02:18 PM
Could you let us know about your experience Adrian?
I sure will.  I may take some photots, but I have no idea how to post them.  between last night and this morning, there are already three other Brokies that will make the drive!
Adrian,did you go?I heard it was sold out,ticket wise.(They were free weren't they?)

Jennis.x
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: horsewrangler on Sep 20, 2006, 12:06 AM
Hi Jennis,
 
  The event that I was referring to is the one in Casper, Wyoming on Oct. 19-21.  However I did manage to go to the Annie Proulx lecture at the Davidson College in North Carolina.   I arrived on Wed. the 13th, checked into my hotel, and drove to the campus and got acquainted with the map of the grounds.  I walked around the Student Union Center and the Performance Hall where the lecture would be and also where they were planning to screen the movie.  Knowing that the movie screening was open only to students, so I donned my baseball cap and sweatshirt and waited for the movie to start.  They were not checking ID's, so I managed to get in...sat in the back, and enjoyed the movie...for the umpteenth time!

  The following night was the lecture.  Yes, tickets were not available.  The auditorium was quite large, holding a few hundred, so I was surprised that it was sold out.  Nonetheless, it was simulcast in the very same room that I screened the movie in the night before.  I sat with many others who were unable to attain tickets.  And there, we all listened and watched the marvelous Ms. Proulx speak.

  She first spoke on a project she is currently working on, the Wild Horses of the Red Desert, a place now being decemated by methane gas extraction.  She continued about the Spanish horses in 1900's America,  how they came to be, and their unfortunate outcomes.  More heartbreaking realities of horses used in and by the military during the wars.

  Annie continued with fiction by reading her short story "The Blood Bay" form Close Range?  She got quite a laugh at the end of that dark comedy.  She then took questions.  We couldn't hear the questions (in this screening room) but heard her responses.  Someone asked something about BBM.  She answered there were some parts she didn't like and parts they added that she did like, but overall she was pleased with how it turned out.  She said that the film reached more people than the book, and changed some minds. She continued, "And I feel lucky it happened that way."

  She was asked which of her stories and novels was the hardest for her to write.  To my surprise she said BBM.  She said it took her 6 months solid, much longer than expected for a short story.  She said it was difficult for an elderly woman to get into the minds of two teenage boys who didn't even know the word gay, and then write their lives convincingly.  And then she added, after she submitted it to her publisher, she tossed and turned the night before, that something wasn't right, and that she had to correct it before it was too late.  The next morning she called her publisher and changed the last line!  Sadly, she didn't say, what the original line was.   Someone asked, how do you get into the minds of two gay cowboys?  She answered, "We have some secrets."  For a woman who writes such harsh stories, I was taken aback with her very delicate and elegant voice.  I mean, remember "Blood on the Red Carpet?"

  Directly after, people came pouring out of the performance hall for the reception.  There were appetizers, beverages, flowers and one long line of people with books to sign.  I got in line, and finally after 20-25 minutes got to meet her.  Everything I prepared to say to her vanished in thin air.  I said nothing memorable, but managed to get her to sign my copy of BBM.  Her autograph is tiny, much like that of an introvert.  She was gracious and patient, and allowed all questions and comments from those in line.

  I met up with someone from another forum who convinced me to show Ms. Proulx my prop from the movie.  I own the jack knife and little wooden horse Ennis is scene carving in the begining of the movie, and I brought it to show Truman, the other forum member.  Well, I showed it to Annie and she said something like, "Oh my, it looks just like it".  I told her that it was the actual prop from the movie.  She said "that's great," and smiled, after which Truman snapped a picture.  I will try to post it later.

  Well it was a wonderful evening, well worth the miles travelled.  Ms. Proulx was everthing I hoped she'd be, I felt so great I couldv'e pawed the white out of the moon!  Thank you again Jennis for without your information, I would never have had the opportunity.

 Sincerely,  Adrian.
(http:///Users/adrianakee/Desktop/Me showing my wooden horse prop to Annie.jpg)




Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: Jennis on Sep 20, 2006, 12:55 AM
Aww Adrian,

You are most welcome,and 'Thankyou' for your wonderful account of your Annie experience.It sounds so fascinating and interesting.I would love to see and hear Annie speak about her work and BBM.I love the story about the horses.It's sad but as an animal lover it interests me greatly.I think Ms Proulx must be very like Ennis from your account.It seems like you said, she is introvert and loves her horses like Ennis did.So happy to hear you own a piece of Brokeback history too.The little wooden horse and knife.That's brilliant.Now you have a signed copy of your BBM book.Something else to treasure.And to meet the writer of this wonderful story must be a dream come true.

And then she added, after she submitted it to her publisher, she tossed and turned the night before, that something wasn't right, and that she had to correct it before it was too late.  The next morning she called her publisher and changed the last line!

Would love to know what that last line was?Wonder if Annie knows how many people tossed and turned the night after they first saw Brokeback Mountain.Such an affect it has had on so many people.Thanks so much Adrian for relaying all of that.You have a marvellous memory and it was beautifully written.I shall look forward to piccie.

Hope you have a wonderful time in Casper too,if you go.Hope you do ;)

Hugs
Jennis.x
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: horsewrangler on Sep 20, 2006, 03:46 AM
You're welcomed Jennis.  And by the way, those are the most words I've spoken written in a year!  And I'm not foolin'.

Adrian

PS I tried to post the pic, but it didn't work.
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: Jennis on Sep 20, 2006, 06:56 AM
You're welcomed Jennis.  And by the way, those are the most words I've spoken written in a year!  And I'm not foolin'.

Adrian

PS I tried to post the pic, but it didn't work.
And wonderful words they are too.I have read it several times :)...You wrote it so well.Like a newspaper journos account of events.

Don't worry about piccie.(Although if you want help,just give a shout out.)Just glad you had a good time.

Jennis.x
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: tpe on Sep 20, 2006, 07:38 AM


Adrian.  Thank you for your truly wonderful post.  It would have been wonderful to hear Proulx read a story from "Close Range".  It is a truly haunting collection, no?

I for one would love to see the pic. 

I love your showing Proulx the jack knife and the wooden horse.  You are steward to a treasure.   

Thank you so much.

Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: Jennis on Oct 19, 2006, 09:44 AM
It's getting near to Annie Proulx's talk in Casper...Saturday Oct 21st.

Adrian,have you decided if you will go yet? :)

Jennis.x
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: Jennis on Oct 22, 2006, 08:16 AM
Here is another Annie Proulx talk.(Cincinnatti)

Jennis.x


The week in review
And what's coming up
BY LORI KURTZMAN | ENQUIRER STAFF WRITER

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Saturday: Gay cowboys! Well, not really. But the woman who wrote about gay cowboys - author Annie Proulx, whose short story, "Brokeback Mountain," appeared in the New Yorker in 1997 - will speak at the Mercantile Library's 19th annual Niehoff Lecture. The library's primary fundraising event begins at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Westin Hotel. Tickets are $175 a person and include dinner.

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061022/NEWS01/610220365
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: horsewrangler on Oct 27, 2006, 04:42 AM
It's getting near to Annie Proulx's talk in Casper...Saturday Oct 21st.

Adrian,have you decided if you will go yet? :)

Jennis.x

Yes, I just returned on Monday.  I think I may not have logged out, so I think I was logged in all this time.  Well anyway, here is how things went in Wyoming.  I ended up flying into Denver and met up with a friend from the DC forum.  He and I drove to Casper and stayed the weekend to enjoy the lectures, movie screenings, etc..  It was a wonderful event.  Here is how I described it for friends at the Bettermost forum:



OCT. 21-"Cowboy Myths / Cowboy Realities" Discussion Panel w/ Annie Proulx[/color]


  Casper is the second largest city in Wyoming, population aprox. 52,000, and sits in the heart of the state.  Rich in Western history, arts and entertainment, it's not surprising that this event was held here.  The Nic museum is the venue.

  Adam and I arrived a few minutes before the start after a 2-hour drive from Riverton.  Stepping into the Nikolaysen Museum, there was the bustling of vendors and displays of art prints, books and posters for sale.  Lots of people milling around.  There were paintings and sculpture on display throughout the rest of the museum reflecting Wetern motif with a contemporary feel.  Well, the room was filled to capacity, and we feared that we would be standing in the back.  Until an angel appeared.  Our angel was Pete, waving us to join him and Lee (Front-Ranger) in the FRONT ROW!  They had saved us seats, which couldn't have been easy with the crowd that was there.
Thank you Lee and Pete. Brokies are wonderful folk!

  Anyway the moderator and four panelists began with a ten minute oratory, introducing themselves and briefly explaining their thoughts and feelings about the "Cowboy".  They spoke in alphabetical order-

Abe Morris, Memoirist and professional rodeo rider.

Linda Hasselstrom, Poet, rancher essayist.

John Nesbitt, Eastern Wyoming College English and Spanish teacher.

Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize winning author of numerous novels and short stories about Wyoming, including Brokeback Mountain.

  Abe charmed us with his story.  Born in NJ, he described the difficulties in being the first black professional rodeo rider in the West.  We were charmed with his energy and enthusiasm, and we even managed to get a little fashion show out of it.

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/adriandelmar/DSC00897.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/adriandelmar/DSC00905-1.jpg)
    Abe Morris, Linda Hasselstrom and Annie Proulx

  Linda Hasselstrom and John Nesbitt followed, and last but certainly not least, Annie Proulx.  Annie began by announcing, "I'm not going to stand up, because I am nearsighted," followed by laughter.  She said that she wasn't comfortable speaking off the cuff, so had prepared something, and began reading.  Not only is she a great writer, but a great reader too.  She had us hyptnotized with stories of ranch hands, rodeos, of cowboys and cow belles.  Her story was eloquent and rough, elegant and raunchy, full of surprises, bringing chuckles and even full laughter every now and then.  The room was quiet, even the other panelists were hanging on her every word.  She stole the show!  And like many of her stories, she ended with a riddle.
 

Here is what she said towards the end of her 13 minute oration:

"This past year I had my own experience of the way the larger society uses the cowboy image, eleven years ago I wrote that short story Brokeback Mountain as part of a collection of stories revolving around an ironic conflict between belief and reality.  The epigraph was a quotation from a Wyoming rancher, 'realities never been much used out here'."

  "There was an element of denial and fantasies in all of these stories, Brokeback was about Wyoming homophobia told through the lives of two nineteen year old boys in 1963, cut off from their ranch families, who could only find summer jobs herding sheep and who fell tragically in love.  They were not cowboys, although both wanted to be.  The self-hating character Ennis making due with occaisional ranch work.  Jack Twist trying his marginal skills at rodeo."

  "When the film came out, I was disrtressed at the ads and reviews that called it a gay cowboy movie.  In vain I protested that it was not about cowboys.  Had I wanted to write a story about cowboys, I would not have put them to work herding sheep! (Much laughter by the audience).  I thought the error came from the eastern media to whom all men in boots and hats were cowboys.  Much later I learned that the savy producers of the film understood the power of the cowboy image extremely well, knew the film would shock, disturb and attract many viewers and make money.  I think I was the last one to figure this out." 

  "Richard Price often used lame, mossy jokes to accompany his photographs, they sort of come at you out of left field.  In a way I can't explain there's one that seems appropriate today.  'A pink elephant, a green kangaroo and two yellow snakes strolled up to the bar.  You're a little early boys, said the bartender, he aint here yet.'"



  There was some silence, a few quiet chuckles, and then applause.  All the while Annie was putting her pages of prose away.  She was wonderful.


Adrian


Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: horsewrangler on Oct 27, 2006, 05:06 AM

Adrian.  Thank you for your truly wonderful post.  It would have been wonderful to hear Proulx read a story from "Close Range".  It is a truly haunting collection, no?

I for one would love to see the pic. 

I love your showing Proulx the jack knife and the wooden horse.  You are steward to a treasure.   


Hi Jennis,

Well, I finally learned how to use Photobucket, so here are the pictures:


(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/adriandelmar/Carvedhorseknife-2.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/adriandelmar/Carvedhorseknife.jpg)


(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/adriandelmar/DSC00449_1.jpg)
Here is my friend Adam with the horse and knife.


(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/adriandelmar/index.jpg)
And here is Annie admiring my little treasure.

Adrian

Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: Jennis on Oct 27, 2006, 05:29 AM
It's getting near to Annie Proulx's talk in Casper...Saturday Oct 21st.

Adrian,have you decided if you will go yet? :)

Jennis.x

Yes, I just returned on Monday.  I think I may not have logged out, so I think I was logged in all this time.  Well anyway, here is how things went in Wyoming.  

 Well, the room was filled to capacity, and we feared that we would be standing in the back.  Until and angel appeared.  Our angel was Pete, waving us to join him and Lee (Front-Ranger) in the FRONT ROW!  They had saved us seats, which couldn't have been easy with the crowd that was there.
Thank you Lee and Pete. Brokies are wonderful folk!

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/adriandelmar/DSC00905-1.jpg)
    Abe Morris, Linda Hasselstrom and Annie Proulx

The room was quiet, even the other panelists were hanging on her every word.  She stole the show!  And like many of her stories, she ended with a riddle. 

Here is what she said towards the end of her 13 minute oration:

Richard Price often used lame, mossy jokes to accompany his photographs, they sort of come at you out of left field.  In a way I can't explain there's one that seems appropriate today.  'A pink elephant, a green kangaroo and two yellow snakes strolled up to the bar.  You're a little early boys, said the bartender, he aint here yet.

There was some silence, a few quiet chuckles, and then applause.  All the while Annie was putting her pages of prose away.  She was wonderful.

Adrian

Aww Adrian,
As always i am enthrilled to read of your experiences with Annie Proulx.Just reading and hearing the names,Wyoming,Casper and Riverton make Brokeback Mountain all so real.Must of been surreal for you?What a fabulous photograph of Annie.So pleased you had front row seats kept for you.Must of made the journey even more worthwhile.The photo of the rodeor Abe is gorgeous too.(I just noticed you put up the piccies of wooden horse and knife and showing Annie)Again,another perfect photograph for your album.Annie always come across as so humorous with a dry wit about her.You are right though...

''A pink elephant, a green kangaroo and two yellow snakes strolled up to the bar.You're a little early boys, said the bartender, he aint here yet''

A definite riddle.I still haven't figured it out?Did anybody?I especially like this line...

"realities never been much used out here."

Thankyou so much once again for sharing your thoughts, beautiful photographs and memories.
What a BBM year you are having <^(

Jennis.x
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: tpe on Oct 27, 2006, 09:12 AM

Adrian, thank you so much for the report and the wonderful pix.  It was interesting that she was that naive about the use of cowboy imagery in marketing BBM.  But I don't find this strange.  Some of her stories may be fantastic, but they all ring of a naive veracity and directness that awes.

Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: chameau on Oct 27, 2006, 09:16 PM
OMG!

Adrian.delmar, you made my day, thank you, thank you, thank you!  :^^)



Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: horsewrangler on Oct 28, 2006, 12:45 AM

Thankyou so much once again for sharing your thoughts, beautiful photographs and memories.
What a BBM year you are having <^(

Jennis.x

Jennis, it's been a whirlwind for sure, I have been very fortunate.  Here's the best part.  My friend Adam, that I have mentioned, is the person that bought the actual aqua-colored truck that Ennis drives in the movie.  Like my horse, he bought it on Ebay.  I met him at another BBM event, and he lives in Denver, CO with his partner.  When he heard that I was flying in for the Casper event, he generously offered to drive me there from Denver, in the truck!.  We overnighted in Casper, in a small town called Kaycee, and then in Riverton.  It is all so surreal.  In Kaycee, we found the hotel that inspired Annie to use in the book, the Siesta Motel!  Here are a few photos:

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/adriandelmar/DSC00516_2_1.jpg)
Me (Adrian.delmar), Adam (EDelMar), and Ennis' 1966 Truck.


(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/adriandelmar/DSC00520_1.jpg)
1 1/2 hours north of Casper, The Siesta Motel in Kaycee, WY.


Adrian
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: ethan on Oct 28, 2006, 05:39 AM
adreian, thank you so much for sharing these with us.

These photos are wonderful....and the truck  :d) They remind me so much of the Wyoming trip I took. Glad to know that you enjoyed the trip.  :t)
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: Jennis on Oct 28, 2006, 04:01 PM

Quote
Jennis, it's been a whirlwind for sure, I have been very fortunate.  Here's the best part.  My friend Adam, that I have mentioned, is the person that bought the actual aqua-colored truck that Ennis drives in the movie.  Like my horse, he bought it on Ebay.  I met him at another BBM event, and he lives in Denver, CO with his partner.  When he heard that I was flying in for the Casper event, he generously offered to drive me there from Denver, in the truck!.  We overnighted in Casper, in a small town called Kaycee, and then in Riverton.  It is all so surreal.  In Kaycee, we found the hotel that inspired Annie to use in the book, the Siesta Motel!  gHere are a few photos:
Adrian
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Aww Adrian,
More BBM memorabilia.I love the fact that the people who are lucky enough to obtain these items are true Brokeback Mountain devotees and not dealers.It's wonderful to know your friend owns the Ennis truck.I remember that poignant scene with his little girls and a distraught Jack driving away.Must be surreal to sit in it.Your friend must be thrilled to own it.You both look very handsome in your cowboy hats.The second photograph from the distance is very Ennis like.The jacket is especially.I am just imagining what it must of felt like driving in the truck and going to Riverton.
You even found Annie's 'Siesta Motel'.Fantastic.Thanks once again for sharing your experiences and posting all the gorgeous photographs.

Jennis.x
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: Jennis on Oct 28, 2006, 04:03 PM
adreian, thank you so much for sharing these with us.

These photos are wonderful....and the truck  :d) They remind me so much of the Wyoming trip I took. Glad to know that you enjoyed the trip.  :t)
Ethan,
I didn't know you went to Wyoming.Is the story in one of the threads or was this before BBM?

Bet it was a great experience. :)

Jennis.x
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: LuvJackNasty on Oct 29, 2006, 11:14 PM
Adrian,

Thank you so much for sharing your stories with us!  <^( I love that your friend owns the truck and you have the horse- love the siesta motel, too!  :) I'm so glad that you had the privelege to meet Annie P.
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: greenfrog on Oct 30, 2006, 01:45 AM
Great photos Adreian  <^( <^( <^(
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: tpe on Oct 30, 2006, 09:23 AM
Jennis, it's been a whirlwind for sure, I have been very fortunate.  Here's the best part.  My friend Adam, that I have mentioned, is the person that bought the actual aqua-colored truck that Ennis drives in the movie.  Like my horse, he bought it on Ebay.  I met him at another BBM event, and he lives in Denver, CO with his partner.  When he heard that I was flying in for the Casper event, he generously offered to drive me there from Denver, in the truck!.  We overnighted in Casper, in a small town called Kaycee, and then in Riverton.  It is all so surreal.  In Kaycee, we found the hotel that inspired Annie to use in the book, the Siesta Motel!  Here are a few photos:

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/adriandelmar/DSC00516_2_1.jpg)
Me (Adrian.delmar), Adam (EDelMar), and Ennis' 1966 Truck.


(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/adriandelmar/DSC00520_1.jpg)
1 1/2 hours north of Casper, The Siesta Motel in Kaycee, WY.


Adrian

WOW!  adrian.delmar, I am speechless!  Thanks again for the pix.  It MUST have been surreal: to ride in that truck and to visit the Siesta Motel!

Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: welshwitch on Nov 10, 2006, 01:40 AM
The motel is real! Or at least has a relative in reality - I'm amazed. And the truck still runs - well, that's a bit oda tribute to American automotive engineering.

What wonder ful pix - thank you.
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: Jennis on Nov 16, 2006, 07:48 PM
More Annie.Is anyone going?

Jennis.x


(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i73/Jennis1/394.jpg)

Author Annie Proulx To Speak At CU-Boulder On Nov. 29

Nov. 16, 2006
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx will present the Center of the American West's Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29 in the Glenn Miller Ballroom at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The event is free and open to the public and those interested in attending are encouraged to arrive early as seating is limited. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.

Each year, the CU-Boulder Center of the American West presents a Distinguished Lecture featuring accomplished public figures presenting an original talk about the American West. The lecturers also meet with CU students and faculty, high school students and community members. Previous lecturers include Terry Tempest Williams, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Sherman Alexie and Alan and Pete Simpson.

Proulx is the author of "The Shipping News" and three other novels, "That Old Ace in the Hole," "Postcards" and "Accordion Crimes," and the story collections "Heart Songs" and "Close Range," which includes the story "Brokeback Mountain." She also is the winner of a National Book Award, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, two O. Henry Prizes and a PEN/Faulkner in addition to many others. She lives in Wyoming.

"Reading Annie Proulx's work will turn the tide for people laboring under the belief that the West is either a happy, mythic locale quarantined from sorrow and consequence, or a melancholy region steeped in despair and defeat," said history Professor Patty Limerick, chair of the board of the Center of the American West. "She reminds us, in prose as artful as it is direct, that the West's complication and complexity are inseparable from its glory."

Proulx began her career as a freelance journalist and started writing short stories for Gray's Sporting Journal in the late 1970s. Her first book was "Heart Songs and Other Stories," followed by "Postcards," an across-the-country novel written largely while in residence at the Ucross Foundation in northern Wyoming. She resolved at that time to make Wyoming her permanent base when she could, a resolution she realized in 1994.

In 1988 she got the idea for "The Shipping News" within hours of landing at Port aux Basques in Newfoundland. Over the next two years she made 10 trips to Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula to do research for the book, although she wrote it in Wyoming.

In 1993-94 she traveled extensively in California, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, Quebec, Louisiana and Texas doing research for "Accordion Crimes," a novel of immigrant lives and music in North America. But every chance she had she took Wyoming as her subject, resulting in the collection of short stories, "Close Range," published in 1999.

Her next book was the semi-comic novel "That Old Ace in the Hole," largely concerned with the Texas panhandle, and then a second book of short stories, "Bad Dirt," again set in Wyoming.

Proulx studied history at the University of Vermont, graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a masters's degree and passed her doctoral orals at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia) in Montreal. Her fields of study were Renaissance economic history, the Canadian north and traditional China.

Proulx's Nov. 29 talk is co-sponsored by the CU-Boulder English department. Her post-lecture book signing will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Center of the American West takes as its mission the creation of forums for the respectful exchange of ideas and perspectives in the pursuit of solutions to the region's difficulties. The center believes that an understanding of the historical origins of the West's problems, an emphasis on the common interests of all parties, and a dose of good humor are essential to constructive public discussion.

For more information call (303) 492-4879 or visit www.centerwest.org.
Contact: Patty Limerick, (303) 735-0104
Kurt Gutjahr, (303) 492-4067
Amber Blais, (303) 492-4067
Peter Caughey, (303) 492-4007

http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2006/394.html
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: Jennis on Nov 27, 2006, 10:54 AM
C U & Boulder       
   
Proulx to speak at CU

By ANNA HAISLIP Colorado Daily Staff
Sunday, November 26th 2006

The author of the acclaimed and controversial story “Brokeback Mountain” will speak at the University of Colorado this Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.

Annie Proulx, who originally wrote “Brokeback Mountain” for her short-story anthology, “Close Range,” will discuss her work and the American West for CU-Boulder's Center of the American West's annual Distinguished Lecture Series. The event is free and open to anyone interested in attending. After the lecture, there will also be a reception and book signing.

Although Proulx is currently best known for her story's adaptation into the Academy Award-winning film depicting the complex emotional, sexual, and romantic relationship between two men in the American West from 1963 to 1983, she is also the author of Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning “The Shipping News,” as well as “That Old Ace in the Hole,” the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning “Postcards,” and “Accordion Crimes.”

Both Proulx's admirers and critics acknowledge Proulx's ability to illustrate true human emotion in her stories.
 
   
Boulder County resident Nancy Jones, who plans on attending Proulx's lecture Wednesday night, said that “Brokeback Mountain” showed how powerful the emotion of love can be.

“I think she (Proulx) is able to capture the emotion of love between two people,” Jones said. “It doesn't matter who the people are, it is the emotion she captures.”

Proulx who began her career as a freelance journalist, started writing short stories for Gray's Sporting Journal in the late 1970s. While Proulx resides in Wyoming, her novels have taken her on extensive trips across the country.

In the late 1980s, Proulx made 10 trips to Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula to do research for “The Shipping News,” a novel which follows an emotionally-distraught man and his daughter back to their ancestral home in Newfoundland.

In the mid-1990s, Proulx traveled throughout California, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, Quebec, Louisiana and Texas in order to do research for “Accordion Crimes,” a novel about immigrant lives and music in North America.

However, every chance she gets, Proulx likes to set her stories in her current home state of Wyoming. Her short-story anthologies, “Bad Dirt,” and “Close Range,” as well as “Brokeback Mountain,” all take place in Wyoming.

Contact Anna Haislip in regard to this story at (303) 443-6272, ext. 113, or at editor@coloradodaily.com.


Click here! (http://www.coloradodaily.com/articles/2006/11/26/news/c_u_and_boulder/news2.txt)
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: tpe on Nov 27, 2006, 12:16 PM
Thanks Jennis.  I wish I could go.  And Boulder is a wonderful town -- full of natural beauty all around it.

Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: Jennis on Nov 27, 2006, 03:53 PM
Thurs Nov. 30th 4 p.m. "The Universality of Brokeback Mountain, a Tudor and Stuart Club talk with D.A. Miller, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by English. 323 Gilman. HW

Click here! (http://www.jhu.edu/~gazette/2006/27nov06/weekcal.html)
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006
Post by: greenfrog on Nov 27, 2006, 07:33 PM
Thanks Jennis  :^^)
Title: Re: BBM Happenings 2006/2007
Post by: tpe on Aug 16, 2007, 07:43 AM

An indication that in many of the US public libraries, BBM continues to be shown and continues to generate discussion...  This one was apparently in Pittsburgh.

From: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07228/809750-55.stm

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Bethel Park cable show highlights events at the library
Thursday, August 16, 2007

By Jennifer Goga

It's easier than ever to "Check It Out" at Bethel Park Public Library. Librarians Ing Kalchthaler and Mary Mullen have started to host a half-hour cable show that highlights upcoming library events.

Their light-hearted banter becomes a comedy routine at times, with Ms. Mullen playing it "straight" as Ms. Kalchthaler launches a stream of one-liners. The two said they hope the show emphasizes that libraries can be lively destinations, not places filled with dusty volumes where patrons are "shushed."

"Check It Out" is taped monthly and airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Channel 7 and is available only to Bethel Park residents. If you don't live in Bethel Park, you can view the show online at bethelparkcheckitout.blogspot.com.

The show started as a 10-minute promotion for the library's "Movies for the Mind," a Sunday evening program in which a movie is viewed at the library and discussed afterward.

"We try to pick something that will stimulate discussion," Ms. Mullen said. One movie that succeeded in generating debate was "Brokeback Mountain.''


The promotion succeeded in drawing dozens of people to an event that, previously, was only sparsely attended.

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Title: Re: BBM Happenings
Post by: tpe on Mar 06, 2008, 02:30 PM


For those in the Bay Area who would be interested:

From: http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_8461640

Link to the venue: http://www.bistrobooks.com./

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"BEYOND BROKEBACK "" THE POWER OF STORY," a staged reading of "Brokeback Mountain" by Annie Proulx, is set for March 10 at Livermore's Firehouse Bistro and Books.

The event begins at 6 p.m., with a menu of potato and bacon chowder for $8, and wine, beer and other beverages, followed by the reading, which is free.

Actors, including Connie Duke, Tom Darter, Bryant Hoex, Karen Hogan, Kathy Streeter and Clark Streeter, will read Proulx's short story, as well as excerpts from "Beyond Brokeback: The Impact of a Film."

The event is at 2369 First St., Livermore. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

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Reach Pat Craig at 925-945-4736 or pcraig@bayareanews group.com.

Title: Re: BBM Happenings
Post by: hpv on May 05, 2008, 03:17 PM

Seattle Movie Events

CENTRAL CINEMA: 1411 21st Ave.
#"Brokeback Mountain."The Oscar-winning film staring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as cowboys struggling with their secret lifelong romance. May 7-11. 7 and 10 p.m.
Title: Re: BBM Happenings
Post by: tpe on Jun 04, 2008, 08:03 AM
London and UK members take note:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/a97342/hellboy-ii-to-screen-at-somerset-house.html

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'Hellboy II' to screen at Somerset House
Tuesday, June 3 2008, 16:38 BST

By Simon Reynolds, Entertainment Reporter


Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy II: The Golden Army will get its UK premiere at Film 4's Summer Screen series at Somerset House.

The event, which will turn the London landmark into an outdoor cinema, takes place from July 31 to August 9 and features a different film each night.

Pan's Labyrinth, The Exorcist, Brokeback Mountain and Singin' in the Rain will also be shown, with Scarface as the event's closing night film.

The complete lineup is as follows:


July 31 - Hellboy II: The Golden Army
August 1 - Pan's Labyrinth / The Exorcist
August 2 - Brokeback Mountain
August 3 - O Brother, Where Art Thou?
August 4 - Leon
August 5 - Fellini's 8 1/2
August 6 - Dr Strangelove
August 7 - Singin' In The Rain
August 8 - The Elephant Man / Wild At Heart
August 9 - Scarface


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Somerset House
Strand
London
WC2R 1LA
Title: Re: BBM Happenings
Post by: Tom on Jul 10, 2008, 03:00 PM
Referring to the previous post.... I was just walking up the hall in my flat when I heard Heath as Ennis telling Jack at the end of their time on the mountain that he might see him sometime........ on an advert on my TV.

It is so amazing that even that one spoken line, heard from another room, stopped me in my tracks and gave me a full on PBS moment. That alone shows me the power this movie has over me even 3 1/2 years down the line.  God I love that!

Anyway here's another wee bit about the event this august in London for all the BRitish Brokies (or any other) who may be interesting in attending)

Brokeback Mountain will be screened in the open air at London's Somerset House this summer.

The Oscar-winning movie starring the late Heath Ledger is among a string of classic films, including The Elephant Man, Leon and Scarface, on the bill at this year's Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House.


For 10 nights the magnificent courtyard at Somerset House will be transformed into a full-scale open air cinema with a state of the art giant screen, 35mm projection and surround-sound.

The season begins on July 31 with Hellboy II: The Golden Army and ends with a Scarface on August 9. Tickets go on sale on June 5.

The films follow Somerset House's Summer Season open air gigs, which will see artists including Adele, The Fratellis and Duffy perform live in the courtyard.

Somerset House will be hosting a string of cultural events throughout the summer. These include art, fashion and architectural exhibitions, free morning Tai Chi lessons on the river bank and a free family festival of circus-inspired activities.

Gwyn Miles, Director of Somerset House Trust, said: "I believe that Somerset House is a unique venue for London with a special role to play in the cultural life of the city. Not just a beautiful historic building accessible to everyone but a place where artists and audiences can explore new ideas and enrich their experience of London. We are indebted to the artists, promoters and sponsors who are working with us to deliver this programme."

Tickets are available at www.somersethouse.org.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Title: Re: BBM Happenings
Post by: tpe on Jul 11, 2008, 07:41 AM
Thank you so much Tom!

Yes, it is amazing how a single spoken line would affect us so.  It is the same with me.

Title: Re: BBM Happenings
Post by: chameau on Jul 14, 2008, 04:35 PM
For the Sommerset House project, please post there:

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=13625.msg800565#msg800565
Title: Re: BBM Happenings
Post by: jackster on Jul 14, 2008, 05:14 PM
Referring to the previous post.... I was just walking up the hall in my flat when I heard Heath as Ennis telling Jack at the end of their time on the mountain that he might see him sometime........ on an advert on my TV.


Huh? You tellin' me Focus has sold the rights to use these lines in advertising? This seems absolutely remarkable and somewhat disturbing. To paraphrase a famous line: "Tell ME It Ain't So Tom!". Do you remember what the advert was for? Was it a consumer product or some kind of public service type announcement?
Title: Re: BBM Happenings
Post by: Tom on Jul 14, 2008, 06:01 PM
No , it wasn't for a product mate. It was advertising the showing of BBM as part of an outdoor screening of a number of movies in London this August.  Sorry for any confusion. I wasn't paying attention to the ad, I was just walking up the hall in my flat and heard Ennis's voice.   :\'(
Title: Re: BBM Happenings
Post by: jackster on Jul 14, 2008, 07:18 PM
No , it wasn't for a product mate.    :\'(

Whew!
Thanks Tom for the clarification, you had me goin' there for a minute.
 :t)
Title: Re: BBM Happenings
Post by: tpe on Jul 29, 2008, 12:42 PM
An article on the LA viewing on August 4:

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=71222

Academy Can’t Quit “Brokeback Mountain”
WEBWIRE – Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Beverly Hills, CA — The 2005 Best Picture nominee “Brokeback Mountain” will screen on Monday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Great To Be Nominated” series. E. Annie Proulx’s acclaimed short story about the thwarted love between two young men became a heartbreaking romantic drama under the direction of Oscar® winner Ang Lee. Following the screening, producer and screenwriter Diana Ossana and production designer Judy Becker will participate in a discussion about the film.

“Brokeback Mountain” earned a total of eight Academy Award® nominations and won Oscars® for Directing (Lee), Music – Original Score (Gustavo Santaolalla) and Writing – Adapted Screenplay (Larry McMurtry, Ossana). The film also received nominations for Best Picture (Ossana and James Schamus, producers), Actor in a Leading Role (Heath Ledger), Actor in a Supporting Role (Jake Gyllenhaal), Actress in a Supporting Role (Michelle Williams) and Cinematography (Rodrigo Prieto).

The Oscar-nominated animated shorts “Badgered” and “9” will be screened prior to the feature.

Individual tickets for each of the remaining screenings in part five of “Great to be Nominated” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Curtain time for all features is 7:30 p.m., and pre-show elements will begin at 7 p.m. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.