LARNED — The Fort Larned Historical Society will host its annual meeting followed by the Kansas premiere of the short film “The Winter: Something’s Out There,” at 7 p.m. Monday.
The film was shot at the Santa Fe Trail Center in the sod house and on the museum’s grounds. The Santa Fe Trail Center was chosen as a filming location by the film’s director Teresa Sutherland because she wanted a setting with wide-open vistas.
“The Winter: Something’s Out There,” focuses on a young woman who comes to Kansas with her husband and finds that living a relatively isolated life on the plains is both lonely and frightening. Because she cannot let go of her fears, her imagination plays cruel tricks on her mind and she sees things that are not real.
The film was shot at the Trail Center during December of 2011 by graduate film students from Florida State University, College of Motion Picture Arts, as their final graduation project. The film crew and actors worked in Pawnee County for several days. Each film student writes and directs their own movie. They are also required to take on various film production tasks in each of the other student’s movies.
A short business meeting will take place before the showing of the film. The meeting and program are free and the public is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.
The Santa Fe Trail Center is two miles west of Larned on K-156. For information, call the Trail Center, 620-285-2054.