The 2012 Big Sky Film Documentary Festival starts in less than two weeks. Opening night takes place February 17, and the festival concludes on February 26. That means there will be ten days of outstanding documentary film screenings in Missoula.
This is the largest cinematic event in Montana; that’s quite a feat for a festival only 9 years old. It features some 125 non-fiction films and more than 50 artists. Screenings at the historic Wilma Theatre are augmented with workshops, panel discussions, and pitch sessions. And of course, it wouldn’t be a film festival without artist receptions and parties.
Each year, it’s films that draw thousands of people to Wilma Theatre. Highlights this include:
Up in Smoke. Can a maverick scientist revolutionize agriculture?
Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing. See them do what they do best.
Finding Fidel. The story of Erik Durschmied, a camerman who first met with Fidel Castro when he was a rebel leader in the Sierra Maestra mountains.
Tanglewood. How a non-verbal connection with horses can be healing.
Man on a Mission. The son of an astronaut realizes his dream and goes to space.
Ecstasy of Order. What is required to enter the highest levels of Tetris?
The documentaries explore the natural world, musicians, teenagers, and city symphonies. Both shorts and full features, they’re from all over the world and reflect a variety of sensibilities.
This may be your one chance to see many of the films screened in the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Don’t miss this opportunity. Reserve your room in our Missoula Bed and Breakfast soon.
For more information about the festival, please see Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.