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Odeon Screens 2nd Documentary of Season
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 2, 2014

Director Lori Najvar brings her film The Grove, Texas to the Odeon Theater in Mason, TX, Wednesday July 16 at 6:30.

Najvar’s film tells the story of Moody Anderson who bought a dying town called The Grove, Texas in 1972. Over the next 37 years, Anderson proceeded to create a living museum using The Grove as a backdrop. Moody filled the original intact buildings with a unique collection of Texas Memorabilia, some of which were used by the movie industry-including the mini-series Lonesome Dove, and the movies Second Hand Lions, Texas Chain Saw Massacre--and most recently, the remake of True Grit.

In April 2010, all of these artifacts, plus the town itself, were auctioned off to the highest bidder. Film director Lori Majvar reveals the emotional storm of doubt, excitement, and sense of closure as Moody puts his life’s passion in the hands of a young auctioneer. Najvar will be on hand for Q&A after the screening.

The Odeon Preservation Association (OPA) continues its endeavor to offer a variety of programming to meet the cultural desires and needs of the community. Admission is free for the monthly independent and documentary film night. The OPA relies on sponsors and audience donations to ensure that it can continue to bring independent and documentary films to the Odeon. Any person or organization interested in sponsoring a selected film may contact the OPA at 325 347 6781. Next month’s film is Tommy Hancock: West Texas Muse.

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