100 Years of Athena: Brokeback Mountain

Date(s) - November 21, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Director: Ang Lee
Writer(s): Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana and Annie Proulx (short story)
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams
Running Time: 134 Minutes
Rating: R

In 1963, rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and ranch hand Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) are hired by rancher Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid) as sheep herders in Wyoming. One night on Brokeback Mountain, Jack makes a drunken pass at Ennis that is eventually reciprocated. Though Ennis marries his longtime sweetheart, Alma (Michelle Williams), and Jack marries a fellow rodeo rider (Anne Hathaway), the two men keep up their tortured and sporadic affair over the course of 20 years.

“It is simply one of the greatest love stories in film history.” – Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Show Times: ONE DAY ONLY: Saturday, November 21st at 3:00 pm.

The Athena Cinema