Midwest Film Series: Halfway
Showtime at 7pm;
followed by an optional
panel discussion on race and penal justice in Viroqua
**$7 suggested donation
During its run on the festival circuit, thi film picked up several awards including the Ultra Indie Award at the Woodstock Film Festival, the Best Film Award at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, and the Best Film Award at the Weyauwega Film Festival. “A truly excellent film” (Huffington Post),
HALFWAY offers some poignant reflections on America’s broken justice system and the overall conflict of race relations within the nation.
The film tells the story of Byron (Quinton Aaron, of Oscar-winner The Blind Side), a recently released convict who finds himself trapped between his criminal past and his new life on probation as the only black man in a conservative white Wisconsin farming town. Physically imposing, yet socially reserved, Byron struggles to adjust to a family riven with problems and a world far beyond his comfort zone.
Coming to Viroqua for a SPECIAL SCREENING, followed by an optional panel discussion on race and penal justice in Viroqua, as part of the new Ark Cinema’s June Midwest Film Series, featuring regionally-inspired and focused films.
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“The Midwest Film series is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.”
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