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"Cowboys" Issues Forum

  • 1000 George Bush Drive West
    College Station, TX 77845
  • (979) 691-4000

Join us on Thursday, September 21, at 7:00 PM, as we welcome filmmaker Bud Force and photographer John Langmore as they discuss the making of their documentary film, COWBOYS. Told in the cinematic tradition of classic westerns, COWBOYS offers the opportunity to ride alongside modern working cowboys on some of America's largest and most remote cattle ranches. COWBOYS documents the lives of the men and women working on "big outfit" cattle ranches - some of which are over one million acres - and still require a crew of horseback workers to tend large herds of cattle. Filmed on locations across the American West, COWBOYS features historic ranches in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming and Nevada. Narrated through first-hand accounts from the cowboys themselves, the story explores the rewards and hardships of a celebrated but misunderstood way of life and the challenges that lie ahead for the cowboys and ranches critical to providing the world's supply of beef. COWBOYS is currently being filmed and is scheduled for release in 2018.

John Langmore will also be showing and discussing photographs from his five-year project documenting America’s working cowboys. John traveled to twelve big outfits to create this body of work which is set to be published as a book next year. A former working cowboy himself, he will be sharing his intimate knowledge of this unique American icon and the state of his existence at the outset of the 21st century.

Filmmaker Bud Force is a founder and partner at Ultralite Films, an award-winning production company based in Austin, Texas. John Langmore served as a founding member and president of the Austin Center for Photography and has completed long term projects on East Austin and Oaxaca, Mexico.

This program is offered free of charge, but reservations are recommended. A reception will follow. You can reserve your seat by clicking the event's link, or via email at reservations.bush@nara.gov or by calling 979-691-4014.

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"Cowboys" Issues Forum
  • 1000 George Bush Drive West
  • College Station, TX 77845
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