Those who liked "Hell Or High Water," the film written by Taylor Sheridan, cousin of McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara — and I'm one who really liked it as well as Sheridan's Oscar nomination for best original screenplay — may want to know that Sheridan's next film, "Wind River," opens Friday, Aug. 18, in Waco.
Sheridan directs this film, an atmospheric murder mystery set on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, and reviews say it shares a similar emotional tone with "Hell Or High Water" and "Sicario," another Sheridan script.
As it's a smaller film in the bucket-scraping weeks of the summer movie season, see it while you can. Also opening on Friday is another independent film, "Brigsby Bear," which features "Saturday Night Live" cast member Kyle Moody.
The end of August will bring repeat screenings of the four-part documentary film "What About Waco." Written and directed by Chris Charles Scott, the film looks at five pivotal moments in Waco's history: the construction of the Waco Suspension Bridge; the 1916 Jesse Washington lynching; the rise and close of the Reservation, Waco's district of legal prostitution; the construction and close of World War I training camp Camp MacArthur; and the 1953 Waco tornado.
The movie will be screened for free at the Mayborn Museum, 1300 S. University Parks Drive, at 6 p.m. Aug. 25-27, though tickets are required for admission. Tickets are available at www.wacodocumentary.com. Underwriting the screenings is TFNB Your Bank for Life. DVDs of "What About Waco" are still available and will be sold at the screenings for $30.