Press Release - Philip Area Community Screening of Feature Film SILO Announced


Philip Area Community Screening of Feature Film SILO Announced

PHILIP, SD, February 13, 2020 – The Philip area businesses will be hosting a screening of the independent film, SILO on March 10, 2020 (storm date is March 12, 2020). The film will be shown at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Gem Theatre. The day’s event also includes a free burger feed at the Philip Fire Hall from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

SILO is the first ever feature film about a grain entrapment, a possible tragedy agricultural communities such as ours faces every day.

Inspired by true events, SILO tells the story of Cody Rose, an 18-year-old who falls victim to a grain entrapment incident in a small American farm town. As grain 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. More information is available at

In addition to the screening, a guided conversation will follow each showing of the film using discussion points curated by the SILO team and their non-profit partners, the Grain Handling Safety Coalition. The post-film discussion is designed to address the safety issues as well as other themes in the film that affect people in our agricultural community.

“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.” –

Community is not only at the heart of SILO, but is the core principle driving SILO’s unique distribution strategy. The challenge of reaching a wide audience with an independent film has never been greater, and SILO filmmakers aim team up with community organizers to both educate and entertain rural audiences nationwide.

More information on the event will be available in the coming weeks.

(Publish: February 20, 2020)