Prairie Lights is proud to announce that the World Premiere of John Alexander’s feature length western-thriller BENDER will be kicking off our film festival on Friday, October 7th! Check out the synopsis below:
BENDER unveils the bizarrely true story of America’s first serial killing family. The year is 1873, and travelers are mysteriously vanishing on the Kansas frontier. The troubled Doctor York goes searching for answers and stumbles upon the Benders, a homesteading family with an unnatural way of living off the land. As the elders of the family vie for dominance, their daughter Kate draws upon her supposed supernatural powers to will a better future, and a peculiar young boy is reared in the family trade – but unexpected visitors could threaten their seemingly quiet homestead. In this boldly restrained thriller, human hunger can be the most dangerous of traps.
BENDER was partially shot at Stuhr Museum in Grand Island, Nebraska, in conjunction with the Grand Island Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Prairie Lights is proud to bring this feature length historical thriller to the big screen and to showcase the fantastic and historical Stuhr Museum on the big screen!
Head over to the Tickets page and pre-order your Weekend Pass for the low price of $10.00 to see this and a ton of other awesome Nebraska films! All weekend passes come with free popcorn and soda vouchers, discounts to local restaurants, free access to the Bonzai Blowout rock show afterparty on Saturday, October 8th, and a free DVD sampler of local films!