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Catching the Wind
a screenplay about a strange time and place in history
by Pamela Walker
1965: 1,500 students, most male, land in Scottsbluff, Nebraska (pop. 15,000)
Goal: to attend Hiram Scott College, a $2,500/yr. "second chance" college
If it wasn't for Vic's Pizza Palace, "Scotties" probably would have burned the town down out of boredom. Scottsbluff had only one movie theatre and it played the same movie for two weeks. You had to be drinking age to go into places that had pool tables. Early students were housed in hotels, attending class in downtown business conference rooms. Meanwhile, the college was under construction in a cornfield outside city limits.
"Catching the Wind" isn't just about the students -- it's also about the "townies" (pioneer stock) and the influence of a different breed (cultured, eastern), especially on impressionable young girls. [For more background on the college, visit the following website: www.madknight.com/hsc]
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