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Rex Theater will feature film by Juntura resident

VALE – Juntura resident Clare McKay will premier her feature film “Living an American Dream” at the Rex Theater at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 5.
Tickets for the show are available at the door or on Eventbrite. Admission at the door is $15 for adults and $5 for those age 12 and under. Children under 5 gain admission for free.
The film is a tale of about McKay’s family, ranch life and her brothers Luke and Gabe McKay’s rodeo careers.
Clare McKay and five siblings were adopted from Haiti as infants raised on the McKay ranch near Juntura. The film includes a vast cast of area cowboys and cowgirls, ranchers and McKay family members.
The show will also feature a performance of the original song, “Juntura,” written by Anna Pozzi.
There will be a question-and-answer session with McKay after the March 5 show. McKay, who earned a bachelor’s in communication and returned to Juntura to pursue her dream as a filmmaker and to tell her family’s story.
According to a news release, she believes anything is possible if you put in hard work and pursue your dreams. She said the community never made a big deal about the McKay siblings being Black children of white parents.
“You only see color if you’re looking for it and no one’s ever really looking for it out where we live … It’s not about that for any of us. It doesn’t matter if you’re a woman, it doesn’t matter if you’re Black,” she said.
The Rex Theater will also show the feature a second time on Saturday, March 11, at 7 p.m.

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