Friday, November 4

brokeback mountain

Sign up for a special advanced screening of Brokeback Mountain. An Ang Lee film starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

This movie is based upon a short story of the same title by E. Annie Proulx.

Premise: Set in Texas and Wyoming, this is the romantic tale of two male cowboys from very different backgrounds who meet and fall in love while working together as sheep ranch hands near Wyoming's Brokeback Mountain the summer of 1961. Their lives take different courses, however, with Jack Twist (Gyllenhaal) becoming a rodeo cowboy while Ennis Del Mar (Ledger) remains a ranch hand, and the film follows their lives as they see each other again over the next 20 years. Their relationship is rocky, however, as they must deal with the challenges posed as the intolerance of pre-(and post)-Stonewall rural America rears its ugly, violent head against the two lovers.

Michelle Williams plays Ledger's wife. Anne Hathaway plays Gyllenhaal's wife. Dennis Quaid plays a ranch foreman.


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