2017 Royer Film Festival

March 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Eisenhower Presidential Library
200 S E 4th St
Abilene, KS 67410
Samantha Kenner

The 26th Annual Paul H. Royer Film Festival series begins March 2 in the Visitors Center Auditorium. All films are free and open to the public. The movies are shown at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium and include free soda and popcorn.

A special reception with light refreshments is planned March 2 at 6 p.m. to recognize Hank Royer’s generosity in supporting this annual film festival. Film-goers get to experience this year’s festival with a new sound system and big screen installed last summer courtesy of the Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation.

The 2017 Schedule is comprised of musicals with a western theme as we celebrate the Chisholm Trail 150th anniversary. All films were Academy Award winners in at least one category.

March 2 – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Starring:  Jane Powell Howard Keel
Adam, the eldest of seven brothers, goes to town to get a wife. He convinces Milly to marry him that same day. They return to his backwoods home. Only then does she discover he has six brothers – all living in his cabin. Milly sets out to reform the uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. Then, after reading about the Roman capture of the Sabine women, Adam develops an inspired solution to his brothers’ loneliness.   Nominated for five Academy Awards and won in 1955 for Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture.  1954 – 102 minutes – Color