The 5th Annual Int’l Wild Bunch Film Festival kicks off Friday Oct 2nd with independent film screenings at the Willcox Historic Theatre 134 N Railroad Ave, Willcox, AZ at 3pm until 10pm. Saturday’s screening times are from 11:30am to 10:00pm, and Sunday’s times are 10am to 2:45pm.
Some films that were submitted include actors Val Kilmer, Pat Boone, Diane Ladd, Ed Asner, Peter Sherayko, Rob Mayes, Jake Busey and Frankie Banali, to name a few.
Sunday at 3:00pm, there’s a 40th anniversary screening of “Urban Cowboy.” Meet cast member Jessie Mapes! Q&A, and autograph signing after the film.
A very special Charlie LeSueur Award will be presented to the festivals chosen recipient at 7:15pm prior to Sunday’s main award show at 7:30pm. “Charlie will be missed by us and all festival goers this year. He was our festival emcee for the past three years, and it will be an emotional moment,” says festival director Rock Whitehead.
Meet Sheree J. Wilson on Sat & Sun! She’s is best known for her roles as April Stevens Ewing on the American prime time television series Dallas (1986–1991) and as Alex Cahill-Walker on the television series Walker, Texas Ranger (1993–2001). She’ll be signing from 12:30pm to 2pm & 6pm to 7pm on Saturday. And from 1pm to 2pm & 5:30pm to 6pm on Sunday. Both days will be inside the theater lobby!
Also Saturday meet Duke Wimberly. She’s been nominated for the “Jerry Vance Award” for Best Stunt Coordinator from the film “Hung Up”. Her signing times will be from 1pm to 2pm and from 6pm to 7pm inside the theater lobby! Watch her ride a bull at the Rex Allen Days Rodeo on Sunday! You can also see her on the “Cowgirls” TV show.
If this isn’t enough, the The Rex Allen Days is also not to be missed! They will have a rodeo, carnival, country fair, gun show, car show and a big parade. On Saturday. Rex Allen Jr will perform a free outdoor concert at 2pm next to the theatre.
The film festival after-party is Sunday night, hosted by the Cattlerest RV Park and Saloon from 10:30pm to 12:30am! A FREE concert by Nashville’s own Eric Hamilton & Sweepy Walker! Special performance by “Urban Cowboy” star Jessie Mapes. The after-party is FREE to attend. Drinks will be available for purchase.
“This will be exciting! There’s twice as many awards being presented this year. It gets bigger and bigger every year,” says festival director Brenda Whitehead.
The theatre will be adhering to CDC guidelines & encouraging social distancing.
Ticket info and full film schedule at https://www.thewildbunchfilmfestival.com/tickets.html