Boonville FFA is hosting a special community screening of “SILO” in February, the first-ever feature film about a teenager trapped in a grain silo.

The free public screening will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19 in the Boonville High School commons and gym. There will be a chili dinner and demonstrations from the Cooper County Fire Protection District and University of Missouri Extension at 6:15 p.m.

Inspired by true events, SILO follows a harrowing day in an American farm town. Disaster strikes when teenager Cody Rose is entrapped in a 50-foot-tall grain bin. When the corn turns to

quicksand, family, neighbors and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue Cody from drowning in the crop that has sustained their community for generations.

You can watch the SILO trailer here.

SILO has been featured in Progressive Farmer, FarmWeek Now, Sharkfarmer and many more newspapers, magazines, radio shows and podcasts.

American AG Network says “The film speaks directly to our core audience and does a great job at raising awareness of this very real and very dangerous threat posed to farmers.”

World-Grain says, “Throughout the farming community it’s often hard to talk about grain entrapment because so many people have been hurt or killed... the movie will be something that people can really learn from.”

SILO isn’t available online, or on DVD, and this event is one-of-a-kind. Following the screening, there will be a guided discussion about the film and the themes relevant to our everyday lives.

You can RSVP to dthies@bpsk12.net, find the event on Facebook or RSVP on Eventbrite. The film will also be screened on Feb. 17 in Centralia and on Feb. 27 in Mexico.