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Local Filmmakers Feature Sneak Peek Of New Stockyards Documentary

Film Debuts May 21, 2022 Admission through Missouri Theater



St. Joseph, MO (Mar 18, 2022) – Coin in a Log Creative will host a sneak peek preview of their independent documentary, “SOLD! An American Stockyards Story” on May 21, 2022 at the Missouri Theater, 717 Edmond St, St Joseph, MO 64501. Screening will begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets will soon be available and admission is through the Missouri Theater.

On May 19th, 2021 the St. Joseph Stockyards had its last sale after 135 years in operation. From cattle trails to train rails and interstate highways, ‘SOLD!’ follows the growth and change in St. Joseph and in agriculture other communities across the nation. ‘SOLD!’ explores the impact
of stockyards, livestock auctions, packing houses, and consumer demands via in-depth interviews with cowboys, historians, ranchers, auctioneers, and industry experts.

Director Drew Ames was inspired to make this film when he first heard about the St. Joseph Stockyards closing. “My grandpa and I sold our Angus cattle there for years. The Stockyards for a century-plus were a foundation for the whole community. It is the end of this great era in St. Joe and historically in America. This story is in our “backyard” and is personal to us, we knew we had an obligation to tell the tale.” The Coin in a Log Creative team has filmed from Missouri to Texas to California to correctly capture this story.

This documentary, “SOLD! – An American Stockyards Story”, is the debut film from Coin in a Log Creative LLC, a St. Joseph, MO based Film and Video Production company specializing in agriculture and industry across the United States.

Their next film will be “Life of a Mushroom; Picked, Prepped, and Eaten” an exploration into cultivating, foraging, and culinary delicacies of the various mushrooms of America. It is currently in production and slated for release in late Summer 2022.

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  1. Linda

    March 24, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    My dad was co-owner of Swift & Henry at the St Joe stockyards. My sister & I have very fond memories of the Exchange building, the board walk, the livestock & the sale barn. Thank you for making this documentary.

    • Christina

      March 28, 2022 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you for sharing Linda, the historic memories are so interesting, we are so grateful that this caught the eyes of filmmakers to create such a documentary. Your stories would be an amazing addition to the documentary.

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