BFS hosts filmmaker-attended Montana Roadshow screening
On Wednesday, December 4th, Bozeman Film Society continues its 41st season with a special screening event featuring Mickey and the Bear at the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture. Presented as part of the Montana Film Festival Roadshow Tour, filmmakers Annabelle Attanasio (writer and first-time director), Lizzie Shapiro (producer), and Jeri Rafter (co-producer) will be in attendance, with a reception to follow at Squire House. The film screens at 7pm.
Filmed in Anaconda, Mickey is a coming-of-age story of a strong-willed teenage girl. Headstrong teenager Mickey Peck (Camila Morrone) navigates a loving but volatile relationship with her veteran father (James Badge Dale). Faced with the day to day responsibility of keeping her household afloat while her father falls apart, Mickey secretly fantasizes of going to college on the west coast, and finally living life on her own terms. When Hank’s controlling, jealous behavior turns destructive, Mickey must decide between familial obligation and personal fulfillment as she puts everything on the line to claim her own independence.
“There’s undeniable emotional resonance in Annabelle Attanasio’s Mickey and the Bear,” writes Brian Tallerico of RogerEbert.com. Rated R, the film runs 88 minutes. A filmmakers reception follows the screening at Squire House, located in Downtown Bozeman.
Moving to the Ellen Theatre, the 3rd Annual Mountainfilm on Tour follows on Wednesday, December 11th. Beginning at 7pm, the evening will feature a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride.
Bozeman Film Society partners with dZi Foundation for this annual screening with films that will explore the themes connected to the Mountainfilm mission: using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. Mountainfilm presenter, Jim Nowak, President and Co-Founder of dZi, will guide the audience through the program providing insight on the films, filmmakers and subjects. See BFS website for additional details and film selections.
General admission tickets for Mickey and the Bear are $15 or $13 in-store at Cactus Records, or beginning at 6pm day of show at the Emerson. Tickets also available at www.cactusrecords.net (plus service fees).
Reserved seats for Mountainfilm on Tour are $15 for adults or $13 for seniors and students. Advance tickets available at www.theellentheatre.org (plus service fees). The Ellen lobby opens one hour before the screening for refreshments.
Bozeman Film Society seeks out and presents independent films which engage, entertain, and foster an understanding of the world community around us. Visit www.bozemanfilmsociety.org for film previews and further information – and “Keep ‘Em Flickering!” •