Forrest Lucas film being shown at YES

“American Real: The Forrest Lucas Story,” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. March 3 at YES Cinema, Fourth and Jackson streets in downtown Columbus. Admission is $3, with partial proceeds earmarked for Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center and the Orphan Grain Train outreach ministry, to aid the area’s needy.

The documentary, first shown locally last fall, includes Columbus native Lucas’ modest beginnings, including his mother’s work for 65 cents per hour in a sewing factory, and the family growing up in poverty. Lucas is now CEO of Lucas Oil Products, a multi-million dollar company.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.