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Saturday, Jan. 21 6 p.m. Free documentary "Mother of Normandy" *see article below Please note the time for the film is 6 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 4 1st Annual BCAC Dinner & Dance Dinner @ 6:30 p.m. with dancing to follow. Menu: Salad, stuffed chicken breast, vegetable, roll, and dessert. Couples $40, Single $25 Call Wendy @ 568-2915 or any board member for tickets.
Saturday, March 10 Yellowstone Harmony Chorus 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 24 Free Documentary "Green Fire" a new film about writer and conservationist Aldo Leopold
Free Documentary “Mother of Normandy” at BCAC Sat., Jan. 21 @ 6 p.m.Oscar-Nominated actress Leslie Caron lends her voice to “Mother of Normandy-The Story of Simone Renaud,” a documentary film about a little-known but unforgettable woman who bridged an ocean between her beloved corner of France and the families who lost loved ones in the battle for the liberation of Europe during World War II.
Simone Renaud, wife of the wartime Mayor of Ste. Mere-Eglise, spent 44 years expressing to the families of the fallen, and to surviving veterans of the D-Day invasion her undying gratitude for freeing her country from Nazi occupation. She expressed that gratitude one letter at a time, one personal visit at a time, and by arranging commemorations that continue today, nearly 25 years after her death.The film contains exclusive interviews with 82nd Airborne D-Day veterans like Don Lassen, Bob Murphy, Bob Piper and Bill Tucker. Never-before-seen footage and photography also are featured in the film, a lasting tribute to those who gave all for the future of freedom.
Doug Stebleton, a Glasgow Montana native, produced and directed this film. He traveled to Sainte Mere-Eglise, France four or five times to complete the documentary which has been shown at the GI Film Festival in Washington, D.C. and on the 66th anniversary of D-Day in France.
This documentary about one woman’s undying devotion will be shown at the Basin City Arts Center on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Donations welcome. The DVD will be available for purchase.
The Basin City Arts Center at 121 S. 4th Street in Basin, Wyoming is a nonprofit organization developing and supporting the arts in the Big Horn Basin.