Brokeback Mountain screening at State Theatre
BAY CITY, MI — Fans from all over the country will be attending a special screening of the movie Brokeback Mountain on Sunday, February 25, 2007 at the State Theatre in Bay City, Michigan.
There will be autographed posters and original costumes from the movie on display at the theatre.
This special screening is being sponsored by John Trudell (BayCityJohn), a member of the internet group The Ultimate Brokeback Forum. This is a great opportunity to see the film on the big screen, and to meet other passionate fans of great filmmaking. It has been suggested by a number of fellow fans of the film that the 2007 Oscar telecast not be viewed in favor of watching the film that should have won the Best Picture Oscar, Brokeback Mountain.
This has already been publicized on The Ultimate Brokeback Forum, a website established by journalist Dave Cullen, and it boasts over 5,000 subscribers worldwide and contains over a half million individually posted items.
You may not know that members of the Forum raised over $25,000 in a matter of a few days in order to place a full-page ad in Daily Variety, March 10, 2006, five days after the Oscar debacle, thanking the creators, cast and crew of Brokeback Mountain for transforming the lives of countless people around the world through the magic and power of the best film of 2005 and proceeded to enumerate the many organizations that awarded its top honor to the film. You may view the ad at this address:
The placement of this ad received national media attention and is completely unprecedented in the annals of motion picture history that any kind of full-page ad had been placed in Daily Variety after the Oscars for a film that did not win Best Picture. The ad was placed as a positive expression of support for the film rather than expressing anger at the Academy’s surprising decision.