AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — Tickets are now on sale for the red-carpet premiere of Edge of the World, a family-friendly feature-length film shot and set at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch.
The one night only showing, presented by Amarillo National Bank and Hirtle Callagan, is the kick-off event to celebrate Cal Farley's 80th anniversary.
“This is an exciting year for Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch; 80 years is a legacy worth celebrating,” said Dan Adams, Boys Ranch president and CEO. “I know audiences will be moved by this story, which echoes elements from many of the children we’ve cared for through the years.”
Edge of the World chronicles a season in the life of Mitch Davis, portrayed by Trevor St. John (Roswell, New Mexico; Containment; Vampire Diaries; One Life to Live). Davis has a winning history as the Boys Ranch cross-country coach. Admired for his leadership with at-risk young men, he is well respected by his peers. But since a devastating personal loss, Davis has not been the same. As he leads a new team of young athletes, Coach Davis must find the strength to heal and once again empower the youth who need him most.
In art, as in life, cross-country is a strong athletic tradition at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch. The Roughriders began competing in the sport in 1981, winning district championships every year since then. The movie showcases this on-track success and the personal struggles Boys Ranch student athletes battle in their personal lives.
This is the first feature-length film about Boys Ranch since the 1946 release of the same name. Filming took place in the summer of 2015. Directed by Lubbock native Randy Redroad, Edge of the World features the talents of veteran actors Richard T. Jones (The Rookie, Wisdom of the Crowd, Criminal Minds) and Texas Panhandle native Rex Linn (Better Call Saul, Lethal Weapon, CSI: Miami), along with rising stars Will Meyers, Megan Dalby, Jonathan Daviss, Juan Martinez and Noah Alford.
Edge of the World earned numerous awards in 2018, including Best Film at the Frame4Frame Film Festival, the Higher Love Award at Fort Worth Indie Showcase and Best Family Film at the Queen Palm Film Festival. Nominations include Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay at the International Christian Film Festival and Best Cinematography at the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema.
Edge of the World will be shown at 7 p.m. Sat., March 2 at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. Cost of tickets is $20 for VIP access; $10 for general admission and $5 for children. VIP guests will get an opportunity to meet and greet the cast and crew of the film. To purchase tickets, visit https://80.calfarley.org/movie/ or call Panhandle Tickets at 806-378-3096.