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Free documentary screening benfits Silver Sage

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“God Ol Girl,” a documentary directed by Sarah Brennan Kolb, will have its premiere as a free screening at Mansfield Park next Thursday, September 16.

Kolb’s film follows a band of cowgirls as they hustle for land, cattle and respect across Texas.

“I think of Bandera as such an important place that keeps the Texas ranch ing tradition alive and I’m honored to bring the film there,” said Kolb, who is also credited as a writer and producer on the film.

Originally scheduled to premiere at last year’s SXSW film festival in Austin, the film ended up playing the festival in its virtual run.

“Good Ol Girl is a fascinating, illuminating study in various modes of femininity in an industry often associated with rugged masculinity,” critic John Fink in a review for The Film Stage last March.

“This film is dedicated to all the Texas women who came before me,” Kolb wrote in her director’s statement. “They were brought up in a world where women didn’t have many choices, yet somehow raised daughters to believe we could be anything we wanted, even a cowgirl. And for that, I am forever grateful.

The Almost Patsy Cline Trio will kick off the event at 7:30 p.m. The movie will start at dark. The event is free, and no ticket will be required. Donations will be collected to benefit the Silver Sage. A Q&A with Kolb and possibly others involved with the film will follow the screening.

For more information about “Good Ol Girl” and to view a trailer, visit www.goodolgirlmovie.com