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Other Jesse James film to premiere in Mo.

  |   Sept. 18, 2007 at 10:07 PM
KEARNEY, Mo., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The Missouri Division of Tourism says it is planning a ride-in premiere of the new film "Jesse James of Clay County" at the 19th Century outlaw’s historic farm.

The "black bandana-optional," outdoor screening is slated to take place Thursday at the Kearney farmstead where James was born, raised, and, eventually buried.

Jesse James' great-granddaughter, Betty Barr, is expected to attend the fete, which will feature re-enactments and a musical performance by a cowboy band.

The premiere will take place the night before Brad Pitt’s movie, "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," opens nationwide.

Pitt is also a Missouri native.

The tourism board said in a statement it is presenting the event to "recognize the celebrity of two of the Show-Me state's most famous sons -- Brad Pitt and Jesse James -- and, more importantly, to remind people that they can see and experience the authentic Missouri sites where Jesse James rode, robbed, lived and died."

Starting Sept. 21, visitors can see Clay County Historic Sites' new film about James's life as part of its tour of the Jesse James Farm & Museum.

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