The Story of Plastic

Thursday, Feb 20th, 6pm The Emerson Cultural Center

Sat. Feb. 1st, 2020

On Thursday, February 20th, at 7pm at the Emerson Center, The Bozeman Doc Series and Valley of the Flowers Project present the critically acclaimed new documentary The Story of Plastic. The screening will be preceded at 6:00pm by a…

Bozeman Film Society: 40 Years of Independent Film

Tue. Sep. 4th, 2018

The Bozeman Film Society (BFS), originally known as the Bozeman Film Festival (BFF), celebrates its 40th anniversary this fall, and launches the landmark season with its annual Story Under the Stars event followed by a full line-up of…

Top 10 Last Best Things to Do in August

Wed. Aug. 1st, 2018

Kate Emmerich

Just about this time, as sunny, sweet July comes to a close and August rears its fiery head, many Montanans ask themselves the same question: Where did the summer go?! Although I have spent the last 16 years lamenting the notion of a…

Log Jam to open State of the Art, 1,500 seat venue in Bozeman

Thu. May. 24th, 2018

Montana-Based Logjam Presents to Open New 1,500 Capacity Venue in Bozeman, Montana Missoula, Montana (Thursday, May 24, 2018) - Montana-based promoter Logjam Presents has announced plans to develop a new 1,500 capacity concert venue…

Willow Creek Road

Tue. May. 1st, 2018

Jenna Ciralli is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NYC whose short, Willow Creek Road—which she produced, co-wrote and stars in—will screen at BZN International Film Festival this June 7 – 10. The short film follows a ranch…


Wed. Nov. 1st, 2017

On Sunday, November 5th, at 7pm at the Emerson Center, The Bozeman Doc Series presents the Montana premiere of the critically acclaimed new documentary, Jane.Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away…

BOZEMAN DOC SERIES returns with a new films

Mon. Oct. 2nd, 2017

On Sunday, October 8th, at 7pm at the Emerson Center, The Bozeman Doc Series returns for a fourth season with the Montana premiere of the award-winning new documentary, For Ahkeem.Beginning one year before the fatal police shooting of a black…

Bozeman Doc Series: All This Panic

Tue. Nov. 1st, 2016

On Sunday, November 6th, The Bozeman Doc Series presents the Montana premiere of All This Panic, a beautifully shot, intimate look at the interior lives of seven teenage girls as they come of age in Brooklyn.Shot over a three-year period in a…

Fly Fishing in Pirate Territory

Confluence Films Presents Providence

Sat. Oct. 1st, 2016

by Sarah Cairoli

Our little corner of Montana is considered by many to be the hub of fly fishing. Ardent anglers from all over the world make their pilgrimage to Bozeman for a shot at hooking the fish of their dreams. With an abundance of fishable water…

ChickenJam West Summer Film Series

Mon. May. 2nd, 2016

by Dylan MacNevin

One night in January, Dylan MacNevin had a thought in the ten seconds before he was going to fall asleep: “There is no cult film series in Bozeman – there should be”. Like many people, Dylan has his best ideas right before…

The Making of The Middle Kingdom

Mon. May. 2nd, 2016

In 2004, I spent six months in China working near the community of Zhudi (joo dee), a small neighborhood on the outskirts of Shanghai. Until recently a small farming town outside the city, during the time I spent there, Zhudi’s fields…

On Location With the Montana Film Office

Tue. Mar. 1st, 2016

It is an unassuming logo of the State of Montana superimposed with a film reel, the cobalt blue reminiscent of Montana’s big sky. An understated font reads ‘Montana Film Office’. The simplicity of the logo belies the…

Rewind To Fast-Forward

an autobiographical documentary about Sasha Joseph Neulinger, a survivor of multigenerational child sexual abuse

Tue. Dec. 1st, 2015

In the United States alone, 1 out of every 3 girls, and 1 out of every 5 boys are sexually abused before they reach the age of 18. In reality, the number may be higher—many survivors of childhood sexual abuse never tell anyone about…

The Bozeman Doc Series’ and BDS Director, Jason Burlage

“Globe-trotting, mind-expanding, emotional-charting, soul-stirring cinematic experiences….This Ain’t No Mall Movie, these..are…DOCUMENTARIES!”

Sun. Nov. 1st, 2015

by Heather Hume

The reason the word ‘documentaries’ is capitalized and in bold is because the documentaries featured in the Bozeman Doc Series are just that: they are bold commentaries: substantive, ambitious, intellectually-stimulating and…

International Independent Video Store Day

October 17

Thu. Oct. 1st, 2015

by Cole Amundson

My family and I moved to Bozeman when I was five years old. We didn’t move for reasons related to careers or other financial incentives, we came out west for the same reason many people come, to live near nature, and to escape the city…

And Featuring Montana As Itself

Montana in the movies

Mon. Aug. 31st, 2015

by Joseph Shelton

The Enterprise-D, with Captain Picard at the helm and his crew at the ready, is mapping the Typhon Expanse, an area of space to which, of course, no one has gone before. The stardate, for those keeping track, is 45652.1, which probably makes…

Big Events Are Brewing for the Bozeman Film Society

Sat. Aug. 1st, 2015

Joseph Shelton

You and I know, Dear Reader, that Bozeman is a veritable cultural mecca of the Inner West, a little Hollywood of the mountainous variety. But as Joseph Conrad said (about London, in his case), this too has been one of the dark places of the…

Cowboys vs Dinosaurs

Tue. Jun. 30th, 2015

Cole Amundson

I should disclaim at the start that I am friends, acquainted with, or have met in passing, a few of the crew members who worked on this movie.

Made in Bozeman Band and Films

Chairea, Falling By The Wayside, Encore!

Mon. Jun. 1st, 2015

Cole Amundson

Eric Tuten is one of the frontmen for Chairea, a local band with a throwback emo-punk sound. The group also includes Michael Mckelligott on vocals/guitar, Brock and Clint Forrette on Bass/Vocals, and Connor Lachenbruch on Drums/Vocals. Part…

When Life is Stranger Than Fiction

True Story of Michael Finkel

Fri. May. 1st, 2015

Pat Hill

A story about a bizarre chapter in a Bozeman writer’s life hit the big screen last month with the release of the film True Story.

Film Review: two days, one night

Wed. Apr. 1st, 2015

Cole Amundson

We live in a community that values its culture. The biggest events in town are celebrations of music, food and art. From Sweat Pea to The Art Walk; Bite Of Bozeman to Music on Main, Bozemanites arrive to these festivals in droves, and the…

Sundance 2015

Ten100(ish) Word Reviews

Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2015

Cole Amundson

..this “Big Sky On Crack Cocaine” resort town reconfigures its libraries, schools and churches to host filmmakers and film-lovers from across the world.

Revisiting The Wire

Sun. Feb. 1st, 2015

Cole Amundson

Upon hearing the words, The Wire, often the first thing to strike the mind of a reader is the near constant insistence of their close friends that they should experience, not just watch, the damn show already. This constant pestering both…


A Period Piece For The Near Present

Wed. Dec. 31st, 2014

Cole Amundson

From the outset of his career, director Richard Linklater’s films have been preoccupied with the passing of time. Frequently, these films are structured around a 24 hour period. Slacker, his debut feature from 1991, was a sort of…

Learning to See: Documentaries and Film

Sun. Nov. 30th, 2014

Aaron Murtagh

My older sister went to a private liberal arts university in the northeast. My father would whistle and drool sarcasm every few months when the tuition bill came in the mail. Then one month the bill arrived at the same time as her report…