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Prismatic Film Festival
February 9, 2019 @ 5:00pm
An event every day that begins at 1:30pm, repeating until February 10, 2019
Prismatic Film Festival set for Feb. 9-10th at the Procrastinator Theater
The documentaries “Living in the Past” and the nationally acclaimed “Monrovia, Indiana” will be screened at the Prismatic Film Festival, scheduled for Feb. 9-10 at the Procrastinator Theater in Montana State University’s Strand Union Building.
Formerly known as the Element festival, which focused on MSU student-produced films and projects, Prismatic will screen two professional documentaries, one of which is a Montana premiere. A live Skype Q&A with the directors of both films with follow the screenings.
“Both films put forward a vision of the American lifestyle that challenges the need for immediate environmental action,” said Josh Dinner, the organizer of the film festival and a student in MSU’s Science and Natural History filmmaking program. “Both films show how important it is to look at our habits and our humanity and use those observations to form a trajectory toward the type of response the natural world so desperately needs.”
“Living in the Past” will screen at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. The documentary film, directed by Susan Kucera and narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges, features scientists, thinkers and an array of Earth’s living creatures to reveal concepts about ourselves and our past and how that provides the keys to a better future.
Following the movie there will be a brief intermission and then a Q&A session with Kucera via Skype.
The Montana premiere of “Monrovia, Indiana,” is set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. Directed by Frederick Wiseman, whom Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday calls “a documentary giant,” the film focuses on a rural town of around 1,000 people. The film documents the everyday routines of small-town life as people work, shop, eat and argue.
There will also be a Q&A with Wiseman following the film. Wiseman is a highly respected American filmmaker who has created more than 30 full-length films primarily devoted to exploring American institutions.
Tickets to each of the screenings are $5 for students and $10 for general admission and will be sold at the door. Food and drinks will also be provided by University Catering. For more information, visit the Prismatic Film Festival’s Facebook page or email prismaticfilmfest@gmail.