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Jan
11
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Jan
11
Fri
Montana Film Festival Showing Family Drama Art :: Film
Montana Film Festival Showing Family Drama "Wildlife"
7:00 PM
The Museum at Central School
Description:
The Museum at Central School will host a one-night screening of the Montana Film Festival Roadshow's Montana-made, critically acclaimed feature film Wildlife. This may be the only chance to see this film playing in Kalispell.


14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.


Actor Paul Dano makes an impressive debut as a filmmaker and—along with co-writer Zoe Kazan—elegantly adapts Richard Ford’s novel of the same name. Carey Mulligan delivers one of her finest performances as a complex woman whose self-determination and self-involvement disrupts the values and expectations of the 1960s nuclear family. With precise details and textures of its specific time and place, Wildlife commits to the viewpoint of a teenage boy observing the gradual dissolution of his parents’ marriage.


Travis Bruyer, the Director of the Montana Institute for the Arts, was involved in the production of Wildlife and will be introducing the film. Tickets are $10 and will only be available at the Museum at Central School. Proceeds from ticket sales are split equally between the Montana Film Festival and the Northwest Montana Historical Society. As we expect to sell out, get here early! Wine, beer, pop and water will be available for purchase. Seating is provided, but film fans can bring their own floor pillows, portable chairs, or whatever is comfortable for viewing the film. Call 406- 756-8381 for more information
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: The Museum at Central School
Address: 124 2nd Avenue East Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 756-8381

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