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Art :: Film
Winter in the Blood
6:00 PM
Bigfork Center for the Performing
The Hockaday Museum of Art is pleased to announce that the Flathead Valley Premiere of the Montana-made film Winter in the Blood will be held in Bigfork and Whitefish on April 18 & 19.

The Hockaday Museum of Art, the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts and the O'Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish are proud to host the Flathead Valley premiere of the Montana-made film Winter in the Blood on April 18 & 19, 2014. The film is currently being shown only in special premiere events being held around the country, and is not yet in wide release in cinemas or available on DVD or online.

Winter in the Blood was the first of five novels written by James Welch, a Native American poet, author, documentary scriptwriter and historical essayist. Winter in the Blood is the story of Virgil First Raise, whose life struggles lead him on a journey to grasp the truth of his origins. Montana natives Alex and Andrew Smith grew up knowing James Welch, who was a life-long friend, mentor and profound influence on the twin brothers. The directors shot the film on the Hi-Line of Montana where the novel was born. The film, featured in numerous film festivals, is recognized as a successful vision quest for the directors in their bringing Welch's world of honest characters and tragicomic plot to the big screen.

The film's tie-in to the Flathead is Denny Kellogg, Bigfork resident and Vice President of the Board for the Hockaday Museum of Art. Denny was approached by the directors of the film to loan them artifacts from his personal collection as props to make the movie more authentic. After attending the Missoula premiere of WITB, Denny and Kitty Kellogg thought it would be a ideal fit for the Flathead as the film fits well into the Hockaday's mission.

The Flathead Valley premiere of Winter in the Blood will be held at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, April 18, and at the O'Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish on Saturday, April 19. Each event will begin at 6:00 PM with a wine, beer and appetizer reception in the lobby, followed by the film and Q&A session at 7:30 PM. The film's directors, Alex and Andrew Smith, will be part of each evening. Tickets are available now for online purchase on the Hockaday's website (www.hockadaymuseum.org) and by calling the Museum at 406-755-5268. Tickets are also available at the Jug Tree Liquor Store in Bigfork, the O'Shaughnessy in Whitefish and Freedom Bank in Columbia Falls. Ticket sale proceeds benefit the Hockaday.

The Hockaday Museum of Art is located in the cultural district of downtown Kalispell at 302 Second Ave East. It is housed in a 1904 Carnegie Library building that appears on the National Register of Historic Places. The Museum is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, open year-round, Tues-Sat from 10am-5pm. A wheelchair accessible entry and elevator are provided. For more information, please visit www.HockadayMuseum.org or call 406-755-5268.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Bigfork Center for the Performing
Address: Bigfork
Phone: 406-755-5268

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