Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Coming: Two film screenings about wild horses

Posted By on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 2:41 PM

click to enlarge AMERICAN MUSTANG
  • American Mustang

For those who have followed the plight of wild horses in the American west, here are two chances to learn more about the animals, and how the Bureau of Land Management works to keep the population down, to much controversy.

(We covered it locally, here and here.)

The first, Roaming Wild, can only happen if enough people sign up to attend the screening by the end of today. Should it get the required RSVPs, it will screen Thurs., Oct. 2 at Chapel Hills 13 Theaters (1770 Briargate Blvd. #15).

This 2014 film follows a wild herd, as well as three characters with differing opinions on solutions for handling the horses. "Ultimately, this film is meant to encourage dialogue by presenting real solutions to the question of wild horse management," says its website.

The other film, American Mustang, reached its goal and will screen Wed., Sept. 24, 6 p.m. at Cinemark Tinseltown (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.) Released last year, American Mustang shows footage of BLM horse round-ups, but in a way that isn't stomach churning, according to the Denver Post.

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