Friday, July 03, 2009

Independence Day Double Feature: Winchester '73 and 33 Minutes

It's becoming a yearly tradition, for films with a classical-liberal (or, worst case, paleocon, e.g. Aaron Russo) thesis or themes to be shown at The Loft in Tucson on Independence Day.

This year, Emil Franzi of Inside Track and Charles Heller of Liberty Watch Radio are presenting a double feature: the Jimmy Stewart/Anthony Mann classic Winchester '73 and a new Hertiage Foundation opinion piece (erroneously called a "documentary") on missile defense called 33 Minutes.

Word is that Franzi and Heller will be raffling off a (reproduction) Winchester Model 1973 rifle, $10/ticket, with proceeds going to charities of their choice. Given what the American Physical Society, among others, had to say about missile defense, and given the flaky, somewhat dishonest, often anti-scientific source chances are that 33 Minutes is a load of rubbish, but should be interesting rubbish nonetheless.

I'll be in the audience, then headed out to Garden Canyon, Fort Huachuca, for hiking and photography.

Cut-and-pasted event details:
Saturday, July 4th at 11:00 a.m.
Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Admission: $6.00 general; $4.75 Loft Cinema members

Join Charles Heller of Liberty Watch Radio and Emil Franzi of Inside Track for a special Independence Day screening of the classic 1950 western WINCHESTER '73, starring James Stewart (and shot right here in Tucson)! PLUS, see the new one-hour documentary 33 MINUTES: PROTECTING AMERICA IN THE NEW MISSILE AGE! Enjoy tasty "Freedom Dogs," "Uncle Samburgers" and cool drinks on the Loft patio, and enter a raffle to win a Winchester '73 rifle (made by Uberti)! Raffle tickets are $10 each, and only 225 tickets will be sold, so once they're gone ... they're gone! (Proceeds from raffle sales will benefit selected non-profit groups). To purchase raffle tickets in advance, please call DAN DEWEY at 520-747-5709!

33 MINUTES starts at 11:00 a.m.
WINCHESTER '73 starts at 12:00 p.m.
Double Feature admission, or admission to WINCHESTER '73 or 33 MINUTES only, is $6.00

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