Courage in the Face of a Perilous & Extraordinary Story “The Rescue” Screens at Billings Farm & Museum 3/5
Between early monsoons, dangerous conditions and a nearly impossible mission, the documentary thriller, “The Rescue,” will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Screening at the Billings Farm & Museum Theater on Saturday, March 5 at 3pm and 5:30pm, “The Rescue’” is about the triumph of altruism, ingenuity and perseverance in the face of almost impossible odds.
This penultimate film in the 12th Annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series, “The Rescue” brings alive one of the most perilous and extraordinary rescues in modern times, shining a light on the high-risk world of cave diving, the astounding courage and compassion of the rescuers, and the shared humanity of the international community that united to save the boys.
Produced by National Geographic and Academy Award®-winning directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, “The Rescue” chronicles the enthralling, against-all-odds true story. With a wealth of never-before-seen material and exclusive interviews the film pieces together the high stakes mission, highlighting the efforts of the Royal Thai Navy SEALs and U.S. Air Force Special Tactics and details the expert cave divers’ audacious venture to dive the boys to safety.
“Extraordinary… A rousing film that celebrates humanity at its most selfless” ~ Variety
“Incredibly Moving and Thrilling to Watch” ~ ROGEREBERT.COM
The film will screen at 3pm and 5:30pm, Saturday, March 5 in the Billings Farm & Museum Theater. Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. Masks and proof of vaccination are required. Purchase tickets and provide proof of vaccination in advance online at billingsfarm.org/filmseries or by phone at 802-457-5303 before noon on Friday, March 4. Tickets are available for purchase at the Ticket Desk on the day of the film if seating allows.
Showing as part of the 12th Annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series, these films reflect Billings Farm & Museum’s vision to share place-based stories of people near and far, to engage our audiences, and to inspire conversations that increase connections with each other and our world.
The Woodstock Vermont Film Series is curated and directed by award-winning filmmaker Jay Craven, produced by the Billings Farm & Museum, with generous support from local sponsors. We gratefully acknowledge our lead sponsors: D. R. Horne & Company and the Woodstock Inn & Resort, as well as Ellaway Property Services, Inc.