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MARIN COUNTY'S NEWS MONTHLY - FREE PRESS
(415)868-1600 - (415)868-0502(fax) - P.O. Box 31, Bolinas, CA, 94924

August, 2006

Tiburon Film Society Presents

The Tiburon Film Society will present the following film at the Bay Model located at 2100 Bridgeway in Sausalito [phone: (415) 332.3871] on Thursday, August 3, 2006 @ 6 PM.

The Last Cowboy
Running Time: 84 minutes
Country: USA
Director: Jon Alpert
Description: Every week in the United States, 250 farms and ranches go out of business. The Last Cowboy was filmed over the past 24 years in Porcupine, South Dakota. It follows Vern Sager, a real American cowboy, long the inspiration of songs and campfire legends. Vern faces an army of adversaries: cattle rustlers, international agribusiness, old age, the weather, and the wanderlust of his own family.

The Sagers own a ranch on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, located in the middle of the poorest county in America. The unemployment rate is 80%. In recent years, the "big city" of Gordon, Nebraska (population 2,175) has lured most of Porcupine's youth away from ranchlife with the promise of jobs, minimarts, and paved streets. Twenty years ago, 90% of the Sager clan earned their living off the land. Only 5% farm or ranch today.

The Last Cowboy documents the Sager family's battle to maintain their dawn to dark, "Git Along Little Dogies", cowboy way of life. It captures the inner landscape of the last cowboy's character, courage, strength and stubbornness, and the outer landscape of his South Dakota home. Since filming began, over 312,000 family farms have become insolvent. Will Vern's be the next to bite the dust? Admission: Free

The Tiburon Film Society will also present the following film at the Cobalt Sun Studio @ 411-A Coloma Street, near Bridgeway in Sausalito on Friday, August 4, 2006 @ 7 p.m. For more information, please contact TIFF at: (415) 381-4123, or the Cobalt Sun Studio at: (415) 332.3323.


Morocco Swings
Running Time: 66 minutes
Country: Morocco/Netherlands
Cast: Najat Aatabou, Sena gourdoe, SźNA Casita, Karima Lemghari, Farna El-Kadmiri.

Director: Barbara pine Uyl
Description: Two generations of Moroccan singers meet in Amsterdam. Najat Aatabou, a celebrated ASTRE in the whole Arab world and remarkable woman, represents the first generation. Four Dutch singers of Moroccan descent represent the second generation. They are young and gifted, but they have to all contend with getting recognition and with identity problems. In the first place the confrontation with Najat Aatabou seems worsening; but a happy ending follows.

With this clandestinely recorded and illegally distributed song, Najat AČtabou shocked the whole of Morocco twenty years ago. Her parents shed tears and her brothers threatened to kill her. Najat AČtabou fled from her birthplace, the village of Khemisset in the Central Atlas and lived in hiding for three years in Casablanca. She is now an established star throughout the Arab world and is very popular in Moroccan communities in Western countries. Admission: $8

The Tiburon Film Society is part of the Tiburon International Film Festival, which takes place from March 22-30, 2007 in Tiburon. For more information, please visit the TIFF website or contact: Tiburon International Film Festival, Festival Date: March 22-30, 2007, Phone: (415) 381-4123 Fax: (415) 388- 4123, [email protected] www.tiburonfilmfestival.com 1680 Tiburon Boulevard, Tiburon, CA 94920 USA.






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