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Free 127 Hours Movie Planned Two Days Before Ralston's Appearance at SWOSU

February 17, 2011

Aron Ralston  

In conjunction with the upcoming speaking engagement of Aron Ralston in Weatherford, the SWOSU Residence Life will sponsor a free showing of 127 Hours on Tuesday, March 1, in the Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m.

127 Hours has been nominated for six Academy Awards including "Best Actor" and "Best Picture." In the movie, James Franco is cast as Aron Ralston, a real life mountain climber who became trapped under a boulder in Utah for more than five days in 2003 before eventually amputating his own arm to save his life. The film is rated R for some language and violent content.

Chad Martin, director of residence life, said March 1 is the first day of public release for 127 Hours, and SWOSU is pleased to get the movie so close to Ralston's Panorama appearance in Weatherford and just two days after the Academy Awards.  

Ralston will speak at SWOSU two days later on March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. Admission is free but tickets are being issued to secure seating. Free tickets are available at the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office, Room 205 of the Administration Building; the SWOSU Business Office, Room 109 of the Administration Building; SWOSU Sayre campus Business Office; and the Weatherford Daily News office.  Ticket holders must be seated by 7:15 p.m.; after that time, seating will be opened for anyone not holding a ticket.

Additional information is available by calling the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office at (580) 774-3063.

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