The Barnhill Center in downtown Brenham will show a movie tonight (Tuesday) based on this year’s Washington County READ selection.
The film, which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, is based on the true story of a young man who built a windmill from scrap, in order to bring electricity and water to his village in East Africa.
The film was written and directed by Academy Award nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor. 13-year-old Kenyan actor Maxwell Simbe plays protagonist William, while Ejiofor plays William’s father.
The 11th Washington County READ reception will be held Friday at 5 p.m. at Unity Theatre, with a dramatic reading and the opportunity to meet co-author Bryan Mealer.