Texas Focus returns with Texas-shot thriller

Director Michael Cohn to host screening of 'Sacrifice' at the Bullock Museum

MAY 10, 2017 (AUSTIN, TX) — Director Michael Cohn will host a screening of his Texas-shot thriller Sacrifice (2015) on Thursday, May 18, 2017, as part of the Bullock Texas State History Museum's Texas Focus series, a cinematic exploration of the Texas narrative.

Writer/Director Michael Cohn is a filmmaker with 25 years experience in the entertainment industry. He directed three feature films prior to Sacrifice, including Interceptor with Jurgen Prochnow and Andrew Divoff, When the Bough Breaks with Martin Sheen and Ron Perlman, and Snow White with Sigourney Weaver and Sam Neill. As a screenwriter Cohn has worked with such directors as Tim Burton, John McTiernan, Bille August, Alfonso Arau, and Martin Scorsese.

A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin filmmaking program, Cohn has divided his time over the years between filmmaking and teaching film production at various colleges in Austin and Houston.

Filmed in the Houston area, Sacrifice chronicles the aftermath of an ill-fated hunting trip that propels a circle of reasonable people toward increasingly desperate acts. Hank (Luke Kleintank) is a handsome, multi-talented high school student who has just led his football team to a stunning victory during the biggest game of the season. Eager scouts are circling and Hank’s parents (Dermot Mulroney and Melora Walters) are counting on their son to win a scholarship to a good college so he can enjoy a brighter future, far away from their life in Texas.

Their younger son, Tim, idolizes his older brother and persuades Hank and his friends to let him tag along on their celebratory hunting trip. It is a decision they soon regret. Hank finds himself at the center of a desperate and rapidly deteriorating situation that tests his moral compass and threatens to destroy his family and his dream.

Sacrifice is part of the museum's original Texas Focus film series. The next film in the is Andy Paris: Bubble Gum King on June 22, featuring a conversation with directors John Paris and Gabriel Ramirez.

The Bullock Museum maintains a full calendar of exclusive film series, special presentations, live performances, and screenings with special guests in the Texas Spirit Theater.

The museum also operates the Bullock Museum IMAX® Theatre, which is the first and only theater in the state featuring laser IMAX projection and 12-channel immersive sound.

The museum has free parking after 5 p.m. and student discounts. Ticket purchases support the museum’s exhibitions and educational programming. Details and tickets at TheStoryofTexas.com.

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Support for the Bullock Museum’s exhibitions and education programs provided by the

Texas State History Museum Foundation.




​​The Bullock Texas State History Museum, a division of the State Preservation Board and an accredited institution of the American Alliance of Museums, creates experiences that educate, engage, and encourage a deeper understanding of Texas. With dynamic, award-winning exhibitions that illuminate Texas history, people, and culture, educational programming for all ages, and an IMAX® theater with a screen the size of Texas, the Museum collaborates with more than 700 museums, libraries, archives, organizations, and individuals across the world to bring the Story of Texas to life. For more information, visit www.TheStoryofTexas.com or call (866)369-7108.

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This press release is part of the Texas Spirit Theater Media Kit

Enjoy one of the most beautiful film experiences in Austin, the Bullock Museum's Texas Spirit Theater, a special-effects space that immerses visitors in the film with crackling lightning, pounding rain, and a few other surprises. Texas is a part of film history and continues to be a hub of talent and creativity. The Bullock Museum film program includes daily screenings, film premieres, special features, and signature programs, including the Texas Focus Series and B Movies & Bad History. View Media Kit