Montana Shorts #2


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 #2 Feb. 16, 10 AM , Wilma 1

ART MONTANA:  BETH LO
Toni Matlock,  6 minutes, 2014

Montana artist Beth Lo discusses her art forms & Montana.

CATCHING AIR
5 minutes, Colin Ruggiero, 2013

An artistic look at ski jumping at Montana’s Snowbowl Mountain.

ART MONTANA:  GEORGE GOGAS
Toni Matlock, 5 minutes, 2014

Renowned painter George Gogas discusses his love of Montana and the art he creates because of it.

DRIVE-IN ACROSS AMERICA: BILLINGS, MONTANA
9 minutes, April Wright, 2014

In 1958 there were nearly 5,000 drive-in theaters in the U.S.  Today, less than 400 remain. From behind the wheel of a classic car you wish you owned, host Joe Bob Briggs, a pop-culture icon synonymous with drive-ins, will seek out the eclectic and eccentric group of real American entrepreneurs who continue to own and operate drive-ins.

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

Nancy Erickson on why she creates art in 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.

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.

THINGS OF INTRINSIC WORTH
Sam Despeaux & Carly Calhoun, 2013, 11 minutes

Wally and Clint McRae struggle to save their family ranch and a way of life from the encroaching forces of coal production in southeastern Montana.

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