The acclaimed film Ocean of Grass to appear on the bigscreen at the Grand Theater in Grand Island, Nebraska, January 25, 26 & 27th. This film about the American cattle ranch, an icon of the United States, projects an enticing historical vision of hard working people living close to nature onthe plains of the west. The McGinn Ranch first settled in the 1880’s, is such a place. Moving into its 5th generation, the ranch encompasses all that makes America great: an appreciation of heroic effort, the love of family, friends & country, and doing whatever it takes to survive. It is a landscape of individuals with unique personalities.
OCEAN OF GRASS is an organic journey about life rolled up into the ranch experience. The conflicts and issues in the film are real but not overblown. In the end, the film is an honest and personal look at being who you are and treating all creatures and the land with respect.
Audiences have called the film ‘masterful’, ‘zen-like &meditative’, ‘a genre of its own’, and ‘spectacularly filmed’, and a ‘real, true look at ranching’.
It is also an experiential, immersive documentary capturing a year in the life of a 130 year old Nebraska Sandhills ranch, The cinematography submits to the lyrical and timeless feeling of the American Great Plains, and presents the intriguing personalities of those who choose this sparse, rugged lifestyle. The film narrative is provided by the ranchers who have called this area home for generations.
The screening of this Nebraska Film is sponsoredby the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway. The Byway is pleased to host this unique film and to welcome Georg Joutras. As part of the experience, Mr. Joutras will conduct a Q & A session on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 at 1:00 pm in Cairo, Nebraska during the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Annual Meeting. The public is invited to register for lunch and participate in the Q&Asession.
Please purchase tickets to the movie online at Eventbrite or buy at the door at the Grand Theater, Railside, Grand Island, Nebraska.
To purchase movie tickets and register for the Q&A session with Mr. Joutras please click here.