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Tech to Host Showing of "War Eagle, Arkansas"

Arkansas Tech University will host a screening of the film "War Eagle, Arkansas" on Thursday, Oct. 18, in recognition of Disability Awareness Month.

Arkansas Tech University will host a screening of the film "War Eagle, Arkansas" on Thursday, Oct. 18, in recognition of Disability Awareness Month.

The screening will take place at Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center room 300 beginning at 6 p.m. Admission will be free and open to the public.

Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion featuring the two men who inspired the film --- Vincent Insalaco and Tim Ballany. The panel discussion will be moderated by Leonard Boyle, executive director for the Arkansas Governor's Commission on People with Disabilities.

"War Eagle, Arkansas" tells the story of a high school baseball star who must choose between continuing his academic and athletic pursuits in college or remaining in his rural Ozark Mountain community. Among the factors pulling at him to remain at home is his friendship with a young man with cerebral palsy.

Released in 2007, "War Eagle, Arkansas" earned awards from the Breckenridge Festival of Film, the Red Rock Film Festival, the Sacramento Film and Music Festival, the Savannah Film and Video Festival and the Tupelo Film Festival.

The movie was shot in Northwest Arkansas, primarily in Eureka Springs, Huntsville and Fayetteville.

Learn more about the film "War Eagle, Arkansas."

Learn more about the Arkansas Tech Office of Disability Services.

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