MATINEE AT THE MUSEUM

Need a place to sit down?  Want to take a break from all the newfangled Hollywood flicks at the cineplex?  Feel like watching something entertaining and educational?

Well then, visit the auditorium in the main gallery!  Sorry, no food or drink.  

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DISQUALIFIED WARRIORS & 1526

A short film by Jeffrey Palmer;

A home video by Archie Dunn

 

Monday-Saturday 10:15 AM and 1:15 PM;

Sunday 1:15 PM

Gus Palmer wanted nothing more in his life than to participate in the warrior tradition his tribe honored. However, fate and a medical condition would disqualify him from going to Vietnam. Disqualified Warriors is a story about loss and redemption in the warrior tradition. Runtime: 12 minutes

Stay tuned afterward for the arrival of the 1526 steam engine to the Museum of the Great Plains!

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MEXICAN FOLKLORIC DANCE (LA DANZA FOLKLÓRICA ESCÉNICA) & RETURN OF THE DESERT BIGHORN

A program by Dr. Olga Nájera-Ramírez;

A short film by Fin & Fur Films

 

Monday-Saturday 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 4:00 PM;

Sunday 1:30 PM and 4 :00 PM

Mexican folkloric dance is a stylized, choreographed art form designed to display the cultural diversity of Mexico with energy, heart, and intricate technique. This documentary tells the story of the vibrant art form through the life and work of the internationally acclaimed artist and choreographer Rafael Zamarripa and the dancers he has influenced.

Runtime: 50 minutes

Texas Parks and Wildlife have labored for decades to help restore Texas’s population of desert bighorn sheep. Watch the round-up at Elephant Mountain as healthy animals are transported to a new home to continue conservation efforts.

Runtime: 10 minutes

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KING CORN & SELAH: WATER FROM STONE

A documentary by Ian Chelley and Curtis Ellis;

A short film by Fin & Fur Films

 

Monday-Saturday 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM;

Sunday 2:30 PM

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation.

Runtime: 57 minutes

A co-founder of Church’s Chicken, David Bamberger sold his share to pursue a lifelong dream: buying the “most miserable, over-grazed hill country in Texas” and restoring it with conservation principles. Over four decades, his conservation efforts have turned cedar-ridden brush country into a place of life… all thanks to the water from stone.

Runtime: 8 minutes

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BIG RIVER & 1526

A documentary by Ian Chelley and Curtis Ellis;

A home video by Archie Dunn

 

Monday-Saturday 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM;

Sunday 3:30 PM

Following up on their Peabody Award-winning documentary King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis have returned to Iowa with a new mission: to investigate the environmental impact their acre of corn has had on the people and places downstream.

Runtime: 27 minutes

Stay tuned afterward for the arrival of the 1526 steam engine to the Museum of the Great Plains!

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LIONS OF WEST TEXAS & PRONGHORN REVIVAL

A pair of short films by Fin & Fur Films

 

Monday-Saturday 1:00 PM

Researchers from the Borderlands Research Institute set down snares and cameras for the mysterious mountain lion. How do these big cats survive in the west hill country of Texas… and what do they eat?
Runtime: 8 minutes

An animal long considered synonymous with the Great Plains, the pronghorn population in West Texas has plummeted in the last half century. An alliance of ranchers, researchers, and wildlife officials work together to repopulate areas where pronghorns used to roam.

Runtime: 7 minutes