[MCN] 13th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (Feb. 19-28), Day 7!

Jim Parker westridge at montana.com
Thu Feb 25 09:54:12 EST 2016

*Welcome back to one of Missoula’s signature events of the year!//*


*/Today’s Update: Thursday February 25, 2016/*


*13^th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival /(Feb. 19-28)/*


*For the full schedule please go to:*



We’ll post the daily films here and alert you to special events—/happy 



  _Today's Events_—Day #7//


      Special Events

8:00pm - 10:00 pm

Lydia Loveless Live Performance 
/The Top Hat///

*Enjoy the melodic siren of Alt-country queen Lydia Loveless live in 
concert on Thursday February 25th. Lydia is featured in Gorman Bechard’s 
new documentary WHO IS LYDIA LOVELESS?*


*DocShop *a 5-day conference for all media makers and enthusiasts.**

<http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/docshop/docshop_2016> The 2016 DocShop 
will focus on media activism and documentary film as a catalyst for 
positive change.**


9:00am – 5pm

<http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/festival/events/big_sky_pitch/2016/02/25>- /UC 

*FREE TO THE PUBLIC:***Watch filmmaking teams “pitch” their documentary 
work-in-progress to some of the top commissioning editors and funders 
for documentary film in North America. All documentary forms and all 
subjects are eligible to submit. The session will be held Thursday, 
February 25th, 2016 at the UC Theater in Missoula, Montana with a live 
audience of filmmakers, industry representatives, and students. 
Commissioning editors will have the opportunity to critique and comment 
on each pitch. A maximum of 15 projects will be accepted to pitch in 
this session. Selected projects will have 8 minutes to pitch their 
project and show a sample, if available, for the panel. This is an 
engaging and entertaining experience for filmmakers and non-filmmakers 
alike. Our 2016 Panelists include: Justine Nagan, POV American 
Documentary; Molly Murphy, Working Films; Lisa Chanoff, Catapult Film 
Fund; N’Jeri Eaton, ITVS


*_Today's films_**:*


*/(NEW) /**Lunchtime Films!***

12:00pm, Crystal

<http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/festival/films-2016-peak/sunakali>- /50 

*Bhojraj Bhat, 2014
*/Montana Premiere /

SUNAKALI is a documentary film about a girl whose passion for football 
propels her to break free from the fate of most girls and pursue her dream.

1:30pm, Crystal

Skips Stones for Fudge 
/52 minutes///

*Ryan Seitz, 2015
*/World Premiere /

For over a decade, Russ “Rock Bottom” Byars and Kurt “Mountain 
Man”Steiner have endured a rivalry that lifted competitive stone 
skipping to unthinkable heights. Tested by physical ailments, emotional 
hardships and the rise of young talent, these obscure legends fight to 
cement their place in the record books.

3:15pm, Crystal

Left on Purpose 
<http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/festival/films-2016-peak/left_on_purpose>- /85 

*Justin Schein, David Mehlman, 2015
*/Montana Premiere /

Midway through the filming of a documentary about his life as an anti 
war activist, Mayer Vishner declares that his time has passed and that 
his last political act will be to commit suicide— and he wants it all on 
camera. Now the director must decide whether to turn off his camera or 
use it to keep his friend alive.

4:00pm, Roxy, *SCHOOLHOUSE DOCS! *Screening kid-friendly films every 

Heavy Fog Tonight 
/19 minutes///

*Nathan Reich, 2015
*/Montana Premiere
/*Short Competition*

Chief engineer since 1967 at NYC’s last steam driven power plant, Conrad 
will have to face his fear of the future. Where will he go when he 
retires? Will he adapt to the modern world? With a body becoming as 
obsolete as the machines he works to preserve, he certainly will try.

The Art of Flying 
<http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/festival/films-2016-peak/art_of_flying> - 
/7 minutes/

Music Composed Me 
- /16 minutes/

Urban Native 
<http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/festival/films-2016-peak/urban_native> - 
/11 minutes/

The Rookie 
<http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/festival/films-2016-peak/the_rookie> - /5 

5:15pm, Crystal

You and Me 
<http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/festival/films-2016-peak/you_and_me> - 
/85 minutes/

6:30pm, Roxy, *Ondi Timoner retrospective begins with /Dig!/*

Dig! <http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/festival/films-2016-peak/dig1> - 
/107 minutes/

*Ondi Timoner, 2005 *

A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands The Brian 
Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the friendship/rivalry 
between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor.

7:00pm, Shakespeare & Co.

God Knows Where I Am 
- /97 minutes/

7:15pm, Crystal

Breaking a Monster 
/93 minutes///

*Luke Meyer, 2015, USA
*/Montana Premiere /

BREAKING A MONSTER begins as the three members of band UNLOCKING THE 
TRUTH are all in 7th grade, spending their weekends playing a blend of 
heavy metal and speed punk in Times Square - often drawing substantial 
crowds. They take on a manager: a 70-year-old industry veteran. With his 
guidance they are soon on their way to a 1.8 million dollar record deal 
and a precarious initiation into the music industry.

8:45pm, Roxy

<http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/festival/films-2016-peak/borderline>- /88 

*Rebbie Ratner, 2016
*/World Premiere /

Regina has a Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis.  The first time 
she tried to kill herself, she was five years old. Now she’s 45 and 
hell-bent on trying to live - most of the time.

9:00pm, Shakespeare & Co.

A Way of Life 
<http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/festival/films-2016-peak/way_of_life>- /5 

*Ben Spilling, 2015
*/Montana Premiere
/*Mini Competition*

A Way of Life explores book binders Nick Cowlishaw and his wife who have 
dedicated their lives to preserving the written word and records of our 
ancestors, by book binding the lost treasures and sentimental 
inheritances of thousands of people, over the span of their career.

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things 
/79 minutes///

*Matt D'Avella, 2015
*/Montana Premiere /

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, a feature-length 
documentary from the popular simple-living duo The Minimalists, examines 
the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives 
of minimalists from all walks of life.

9:15pm, Crystal

3 Still Standing 
<http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/festival/films-2016-peak/3_still_standing> - 
/90 minutes/


Download 2016 Program 


*/See everyone tomorrow!!/*


Jim Parker, Owner
WestRidge Creative
PO Box 8492
Missoula, Montana 59807
(406) 396-0985

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