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Brokeback's 5th Anniversary Celebrated at the Autry
Los Angeles fans of the watershed romance Brokeback Mountain should plan to stop by the Autry National Center this Saturday (Dec. 11), where the museum will celebrate the film's 5th anniversary with a screening, staged readings, and concert performances.
The screening is part of the Center's Out West At the Autry series, which focuses on LGBT history and culture in the West with a variety of cultural events.
Brokeback seems a natural fit for the series and museum, as Autry President and CEO Dan Finley says Ang Lee's film "resonates deeply with the Autry's own strong connection to the history of Western films as well as our mission to share and explore the inspiring stories of all the peoples of the American West." The iconic shirts worn by Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger in the film were recently installed as a museum display.
Following a screening, the Beyond Brokeback program will feature adapted stage readings and musical performances inspired by the film. Additional speakers and special guests include philanthropist David Bohnett, Antioch University President Dr. Neal King, and West Hollywood Councilmember Lindsey Horvath. The event is free with museum admission, and additional info can be found here.