Discovery Park of America to Host Special Screening of ‘SILO’ Fri., Aug. 6, 2021 during Annual Antique Tractor Show
Discovery Park of America, Tennessee Farm Bureau, U.T. Agrability and the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads will host a special screening of the film “SILO” in the Simmons Bank Ag Center on Fri., Aug. 6, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. during the annual Antique Tractor Show. Because of the very limited number of tickets available, and the exclusive nature of the event, tickets must be reserved in advance.
Inspired by true events, SILO 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.
Los Angeles Times critic Noel Murray recently wrote, “The indie drama “SILO” is a short, muted study of modern farm life, following multiple generations of small-town folks over the course of one tense day… there’s a lot to like in “Silo,” including its impressively lived-in feel. The setting and the people are so well-shaded that these characters could’ve spent the day uneventfully farming and they’d have been fascinating to watch.”
“Discovery Park’s free screening of “SILO” is hosted by Tennessee Farm Bureau, U.T. Agrability and the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads and will be held on Aug. 6, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. during the Antique Tractor Show. There will be a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres. Reserve your tickets today.”
Sam Goldberg, producer of the film, worked with Discovery Park on a portion of the museum’s latest exhibit “AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival.” To showcase innovative, life-saving rescue equipment, Goldberg connected Discovery Park with Turtle Plastics who donated one of their Turtle Tube Grain Bin Rescue Sleeves for display in the exhibit.
Since 1978, the Agricultural Health and Safety Program at Purdue University in Indiana has documented grain-entrapment incidents. Its National Agricultural Confined Space Incident Database has, as of 2019, records on 1,225 reported entrapments from 1964 onward.
“This is a great opportunity for us to share this special film that spotlights an important issue in agriculture,” said Williams. “I can’t think of a better place to experience it than in our exhibit on innovation in agriculture during our annual tractor show.”
During the annual Antique Tractor Show, participants from all over the United States load up their vintage and collectible tractors and bring them to display on the beautiful grounds of Discovery Park. The event ends with the tractors lining up for a parade around the park as guests line the road and cheer for their favorites.
Discovery Park’s free screening of “SILO” is hosted by Tennessee Farm Bureau, U.T. Agrability and the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads and will be held on Aug. 6, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. during the Antique Tractor Show. There will be a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres. Reserve your tickets today.