Sept. 3, 2019
Marketing Committee chairman
American Presidents Film & Literary Festival
Fremont, OH 43420
800-998-7737, ext. 217
Feature film about woman stealing President Buchanan’s body to shown at film, literary fest
FREMONT, Ohio – A film about a woman who steals President James Buchanan’s body and tries to ransom it will be shown this fall at the American Presidents Film & Literary Festival.
“Raising Buchanan,” directed by Bruce Dellis, is a one of the feature films that will be featured at the festival Friday, Oct. 4 – Sunday, Oct. 6, at various locations in Fremont.
A schedule of show times and tickets will be available at americanpresidentsfilmfestival.org.
“Raising Buchanan” is the story of 40-yearold Ruth Kiesling, a donut shop employee with anger issues who lives in suburban Phoenix. She has no mother, a dead brother and a father in hospice.
Her few friends include her roommates: Meg, her game-for-anything confidante since junior high; Holly, a somewhat level-headed janitor and amateur ventriloquist; and her probation officer, Philip Crosby.
Ever the opportunist and desperate for money, Ruth finds herself in a position to “steal” the body of President James Buchanan. She does so. But she’s surprised to discover that no one seems particularly interested in getting him back.
Her interesting and unusual mix of friends join her as she tries to resolve the situation.
This film and others selected for the American Presidents Film & Literary Festival have some connection to the American presidency and touch in some way, directly or loosely, on the themes of people, places, politics and power.
Awards will be given for the best feature-length film, best short film, best production and people’s choice. Attendees can vote for their favorite film through the people’s choice contest. Ballot boxes will be located at each theater.
The American Presidents Film & Literary Festival is the only film and literary festival in the United States to focus on the American presidency. It will take place at The Strand Concert Theater, Fremont Middle School, the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Birchard Public Library and Live Edge Center.
In addition to films, the festival includes a cooking class with a former White House chef, talks by authors and historians, an escape room geared toward teens, lantern tours of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ grounds with living history presenters, a red carpet event with a keynote talk about Adrian Miller, author of “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet” and more.
The American Presidents Film & Literary Festival is organized by the Liberty and Learning Foundation, Fremont City Schools, Birchard Public Library, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and Downtown Fremont.
The festival is committed to providing a place for expanded national and international understanding of the history and current events that have and continue to shape and influence the President of the United States. Utilizing the site and community of America’s first presidential library and museum, filmmakers, film professionals and authors will inspire audiences to explore, understand, critique and analyze the people, places, politics and power surrounding the American Presidency.
For information, visit americanpresidentsfilmfestival.org and follow on Facebook and Twitter at @ampresfilmlit.