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Herb Kohler heads out to the Open Range



Saturday, August 9, 2003, will be a night to remember in Sheboygan, Wisc., as the new movie “Open Range”, starring Kevin Costner and the Morgan industry’s own Herbert Kohler, Jr., makes its debut complete with spotlights and red carpet.

The advanced screening of the movie is being billed as a fund-raising event for two of Sheboygan’s arts centers, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts, and is fashioned after a traditional Hollywood box office premier. Costner will be in attendance at the fund-raiser and ticket holders will have the chance to talk with him at a barbeque and perhaps get an autograph. After the barbeque, guests will move on to the Weill Center and make their way down a roped-off red carpet for the screening of “Open Range”. Once inside the theater, there will be a short program that will include Costner introducing the movie.

Kohler met Kevin Costner 13 years ago at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in California and the two have been friends ever since. Kohler and Costner teamed up for this fund-raiser because Sheboygan is lucky enough to have two lovely arts centers that are both in need of financial support. “This was an opportunity to help raise funds they wouldn’t otherwise have,” Kohler told Sheboygan Press writer Mary Ann Holley.

“Open Range”, which is based on the novel of the same title by Lauren Paine, opens in theaters August 15, 2003. The movie follows the day-to-day encounters of four cattle herders who roam the countryside during the final days of the Wild West. “Open Range” tells the story of how the four men team up to rid the town of Harmonville of a ruthless, evil rancher, who has formed his own outlaw state making up his own laws and enforcing them with brut force and scare tactics. Kohler plays the role of a cafe owner and has six scenes in the movie.

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