Montana Shorts #1


Montana is not just a place on a map, it’s a state of mind. The rugged geography has shaped society for thousands of years. The landscape and culture of Montana continues to inspire and influence the creation of great art. This series of shorts includes new work by some of Montana’s best filmmakers and about some of Montana’s most interesting people and places.

Made in Montana #1 Feb. 15,  3:30 PM,  Wilma 1 

ART MONTANA: GREG JOHNSON
Paige Williams, 6 minutes, 2014

A profile of Montana Repertory Theatre’s artistic director as he directs Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors.

WRANGLERS, DUDES & HOMESTEADERS: STORIES FROM MONTANA’S SWAN VALLEY LODGES
11 minutes, Jenny Rohrer, 2014

This film captures the magic of the Western life style as it carries you back to the early years of Montana’s dude ranches with stories, film and photos from one of the Swan Valley’s historical ranches, Laird’s Lodge, now the Lindbergh Lake Lodge.

FREEZEOUT
9 minutes, Dru Carr, 2012

A celebration of one of Montana’s ultimate birding locations, Freezeout Lake, near the spectacular Rocky Mountain Front.

BORN IN THE CONGO
1 minute, Damon Ristau, 2013

A meditation on birth and life. A glance at ritual and celebration in the heart of Africa.

ART MONTANA:  NANCY ERIKSON
Mark Shogren, 3 minutes, 2014

Nancy Erickson on why she creates art in Montana.

THE RETURN
16 minutes, Doug Hawes-Davis, 2012

THE RETURN is a follow-up to the feature-length documentary FACING THE STORM: STORY OF THE AMERICAN BISON. It documents the historic transfer of wild, genetically-pure bison from Yellowstone National Park to the Fort Peck tribes of northeastern Montana.

THE WINTER RIDER
4 minutes, 2014, Eric Ristau & Geneva Liimatta

The severity of Montana winters can vary year to year, but the ability of the state’s residents to go about their business doesn’t change.

MUISTOJEN: CITY OF MEMORY
16 minutes, Andy Smetanka, 2014

HI LONESOME
2 minutes, Audrey Hall, 2010

THE BLADESMITHS
11 minutes, 2014, Dru Carr & Ken Furrow

In an era of outsourcing and declining “Made in America” products, Ruana Knives has been making and selling its wares in the same shop in Bonner, Montana for over 75 years. This is truly original knife making, and this is a genuine story of a deep family tradition, rooted in old-fashioned Montana history.

SEE YOU THEN
3 minutes, Audrey Hall, 2012

HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND START LOVING GIN
Rachel Stevens, 7 minutes, 2014

A close look at craft distilling, quality cocktails, and the proud Montanans behind it all.

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