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Kansas film set for Coldwater premier

August 7, 2014

The Hutchinson News, Kan.

Aug. 07--COLDWATER -- "Somewhere Between Freedom and Protection, Kansas," a short, independent movie by Lawrence filmmaker Patrick Clement, will be screened Friday inside the Historic Chief Theater, 122 E. Main St..

The film, about a young girl living with her grandmother in a small, rural community, is set in the Comanche County town of Protection, but many of the scenes were shot in Coldwater: inside the Western Star newspaper offices, in front of a church on Main Street and even in front of The Chief. Other scenes also were shot in Bucklin, Greensburg, Haviland, Belvidere and Wellsford.

"This might be the first and only time people will be in The Chief Theatre watching a movie featuring The Chief Theatre," Clement said in a news release. "It's so neat we will screen the film in Coldwater at a historic theater like The Chief. Rural movie theaters have always been such a big part of life in a small town."

The screenings will be held at 7 and 8:15 p.m. Local cowboy storyteller David Johnson, who also contributed to the film's soundtrack, will play live guitar for the program, which will include the complete film, behind-the-scenes footage and appearances from local cast and crew.

The film is unrated and appropriate for all ages, with no adult language, violence, nudity or adult situations. Tickets will be sold at the box office for $5, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Prairie Plaza Senior Resident fund.

"Somewhere Between Freedom and Protection, Kansas" was given the Best Short Audience Award at last month's Free State Film Festival in Lawrence and also received an honorable mention for Best Cinematography at the 2013 Harvard Film Festival in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The film also will be shown at Hutchinson'sHistoric Fox Theatre during the Third Thursday Short Film Festival on Aug. 21.


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