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Gripping farm drama to premiere in Vergennes

‘SILO’ MAKES ITS New England premiere at the Vergennes Opera House.

VERGENNES — The film “SILO” will have its Vermont and New England premiere with two screenings at the Vergennes Opera House on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 1 and 7 p.m.  The screenings are free thanks to the underwriting of Co-operative Insurance Companies, with additional support from Agri-Services.
“SILO” is inspired by true events and follows a harrowing day in an American farm town. Disaster strikes when teenager Cody Rose is entrapped in a 50-foot-tall grain bin. When the corn turns to quicksand, family, neighbors and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue Cody from drowning in the crop that has sustained their community for generations.
The film features a local talent, actor Jeremy Holm, in the character of Frank, a volunteer firefighter. Holm, who is also the spokesperson for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, will be attending both screenings and will lead a panel discussion and Q&A after each. Joining Holm at the screenings will be local farmer Steve Kayhart, as well as a representative from local fire and safety organizations and representatives from the Co-operative Insurance Companies’ Farm Safety department.
“‘SILO, The Movie’ is well done and gripping to watch,” said Lee Dowgiewicz, CEO and President Elect of Co-operative Insurance Companies. “It teaches the viewer about farming and the lifesaving service our emergency first responders provide. When the opportunity was presented for us to support this movie screening locally, we immediately said ‘yes.’ The storyline may not entirely align with typical farming operations in Vermont, but the situation being depicted is ultimately about a community coming together in a crisis — a theme that resonates in all farming towns across America and is foundational to our existence as the leading writer of farm insurance in Vermont.”
Free tickets may be reserved in advance by visiting VergennesOperaHouse.org. They will also be available at the door. Though both screenings are free, donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Addison County Firefighter’s Association and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
To learn more about “SILO” and to view the film’s trailer, visit SILOtheFilm.com.

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