LABELLE, FL. -- The LaBelle Heritage Museum will open its 2012/2013 Program Year at the Firehouse Community Theatre, 241 North Bridge Street, on Thursday, September 6, at 7:00 p.m. with a special showing of Budd Schulberg’s 1958 production of Wind Across The Everglades directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Burl Ives, Christopher Plummer, and Gypsy Rose Lee.
Peter Falk, TV’s Columbo in later years, and Southwest Florida folk icon Totch Brown are featured players in this fictional recreation of the conflict between the Audubon Society, other conservationists, and plume poachers in the Everglades in the early 1900s.
Seating at the Firehouse Community Theatre is limited; so, LaBelle Heritage Museum members, guests, and the general public are asked to be seated by 7 o’clock for the 93-minute screening of this rarely shown feature film actually shot in Everglades City and the Florida Everglades.
Refreshments and brief announcements will follow the showing of Wind Across the Everglades.