The Man in the Cowboy Hat

Sunday, September 17, 2017
12:30 am
Firehouse Center for the Arts
Q&A after the film
62 min
Janice Rogovin


Carlos Arredondo, aka The Man in the Cowboy Hat, is best known for saving a life during the Boston Marathon bombing, but the story begins with the death of his own son, Alex, in the Iraq War. In 2004, three Marines came to Carlos’s house to inform him that his oldest son, Alex, had died in Iraq. Carlos’s extreme grief over Alex’s death launched him on a journey to honor his son and fight for the America he believed in. Publicly Carlos had a new purpose. Behind the scenes the story was more complex.

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The Screening Room is Newburyport’s gem of a cinema. This 99-seat theater has been running reels nightly since 1982. The Screening Room is one of the only places on the North Shore that shows independent and foreign films.

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Newburyport Public Library

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