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Film Premiere: The Man in the Cowboy Hat
Sat, March 25, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP today!
Carlos Arredondo first appeared in the news in 2004 when he learned that his oldest son, Alex, had died fighting in Iraq. The Man in the Cowboy Hat follows Carlos for the next ten years as he evolves from a grief stricken father to an influential peace activist to the Boston Marathon bombing hero.
His story of public involvement and private struggle raises important questions about the impact of war on families, patriotism and the American Dream.
Join filmmakers Janice Rogovin and Laura McLam as well as Professor of History Chris Appy, film journalist Erin Trahan, and Carlos Arredondo in a post-screening panel discussion with an audience Q&A.
This event is sponsored by the Massachusetts Humanities Foundation with additional support from the William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences and the Center for Independent Documentary. For more information about the film visit our website: www.themaninthecowboyhat.com.
Directions & Accessibility:
Please enter the Boston Public Library at 700 Boylston Street, which is the entrance of the Johnson Building. Walk straight through the lobby, past the circular info desk, and take either the first set of stairs downstairs, or the elevator located just beyond the stairs. The entrance of Rabb Hall is straight across from the stairs. There is no food or beverage allowed in Rabb Hall.
This event is handicap accessible and there is handicap seating available in Rabb Hall. Please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if anyone in your party requires handicap accessibility.