A scene from The Longest Ride which is on screen at the Gibraltar Room this Friday evening.

A scene from The Longest Ride which is on screen at the Gibraltar Room this Friday evening.

Film club screening Friday features The Longest Ride

The Williams Lake Film Club presentation this Friday has been chosen specifically for our town.

The Williams Lake Film Club presentation this Friday has been chosen specifically for our town, a wonderful love story around a cowboy and bull rider played by Scott Eastwood, the son of Clinty.

Yeah, he is good!

It is called The Longest Ride and is based on a great story by Nicholas Sparks, who also gave us The Notebook.

In this drama/romance we will also see Britt Robertson, Alan Alda, Oona Chaplin and others.

It has been released in 2015 and runs for 128 minutes, rated PG.

The Longest Ride centres on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world.

As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected connection with Ira, played by Alan Alda, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple.

Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, The Longest Ride explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love in the incredibly beautiful countryside of Black Mountain, North Carolina.

More to the point, the Black Mountain that is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountain range in the Southern Appalachians.

Nicholas Sparks himself lives in North Carolina, the lucky man.

Nicholas Sparks sure knows how to write a great romance and The Longest Ride is considered one of his best.

Sure it is mushy, sweet, romantic, hopeful, sad, happy, and so darn beautiful, but he has something really special, he has values, which means honesty, commitment, true feelings, something you don’t find in many movies nowadays.

This truly is a great date movie, bring someone — your best friend, or any friend, your mom or dad, your true love — and feel good.

Nicholas Spark writes these novels, many of which become films, because he is driven to do so.

He believes in them.

He wrote The Notebook over a period of six months at age 28!

He writes his own film scripts, produces, and contributes to a variety of local and national charities.

He also is a major contributor to the creative writing program at the University of Notre Dame, where he provides scholarships, internships, and a fellowship annually.

And he even looks like a nice guy.

The film will be on screen at the Gibraltar Room, Friday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. Back doors open at 6:30 p.m.

There is a lot of construction work happening around the Cariboo Memorial Complex right now for the next couple of weeks.

But the back doors are not affected.

Anyone not coming to our film is asked to please park in the back or on the side and walk around the building to use the front entrance to the arena.

Do not walk through the Gibraltar Room for other activities although you might want to change your mind and watch our film instead of whatever else you had planned to do.

Admission to our film is $10 regular, $8 for film club members, and $6 for seniors and students, high school and TRU.

Money raised is used to support the LDA, the Williams Lake Chapter of the Association for Students with Learning Problems.

As of today we are supporting 13 students with three tutors each week, who are working with certified teachers as tutors.

And the new school year has just started. How exciting is that!

We have a waiting list and we need more tutors.

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