Basie Center Cinemas announces opening of THE MUSTANGS – AMERICA’S WILD HORSES
Executive Producers Robert Redford, Patti Scialfa Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen take viewers to the American West and show how the survival of the wild horse is at stake
(OCTOBER 11) The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses, the incredible story of America’s wild horse population from their turbulent history to their uncertain future, opens at Basie Center Cinemas, 36 White Street in Red Bank, NJ this Friday, October 15, with screenings scheduled all weekend long.
Advance tickets, showtimes and theater rental information is available now at www.basiecentercinemas.org.
The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses is a feature-length documentary that brings audiences on an odyssey throughout America to places few people have seen or even know about. There are more than 80,000 wild horses on our public lands and more than 50,000 in government corrals.
“America’s wild horses are fighting their last stand”, says Executive Producer Robert Redford. “Increasing competition for our natural resources threatens our wilderness areas and wildlife species. Horses are interwoven into the very fabric of what is America. What threatens them threatens us all.”
Featuring music from Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, and Emmylou Harris, the film briefly covers the history of this American icon and then shows their current situation. Some of the stories include taking a woman who has trained mustangs for more than 10 years out to the range so she can experience where they came from; an organization that pairs up mustangs and veterans with PTSD; a woman named “Wild Horse” Annie who mobilized an army of children 50 years ago to protect wild horses and save them from the brink of extinction; a group of incredible women who are implementing a fertility control program on the range; and a sanctuary that reunites wild horses that were rounded up from the wild.
“To tell the story of America’s wild horses is a privilege and a huge responsibility,” said Producer and Co-Director Steven Latham. “The journey the mustangs are on is a bridge to our collective past. There are numerous things that threaten their freedom. This film takes audiences on an exciting journey and brings them into a world to have a new understanding and appreciation of these magnificent animals.”