BZN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST STOP ON THE 2019 BZN FILM RODEO
Special Encore - Screening of BZN Award-Winning Film
WORDS FROM A BEAR
Tuesday, Oct 15, 7:00pm | Rialto Bozeman
10 W. Main Street, Bozeman, MT
With support from American Prairie Reserve, MontanaPBS, and The Nature Conservancy, BZN will kick off its regional festival tour, the BZN Film Rodeo, with Ted Turner Award-Winning film N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear, including reception and post-screening conversation.
In June 2019, the Bozeman Film Celebration held its second BZN International Film Festival, screening 73 films from 19+ countries.
ABOUT WORDS FROM A BEAR
Journey into the mind and soul of Native America’s most celebrated author of poetry and prose, Pulitzer Prize author Navarro Scott Momaday. Words from a Bear visually captures the essence of Momaday’s writings and storytelling, relating each written line to his unique Kiowa/American experience representing ancestry, place and oral history.
Genre: Documentary Feature
Country: USA & Kiowa Natino
Director & Producer: Jeffrey Palme
N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear examines the enigmatic life and mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Navarro Scott Momaday (House Made of Dawn). This documentary profile delves into the psyche behind one of Native America’s most celebrated authors of poetry and prose. Words from a Bear visually captures the essence of Momaday’s writings, relating each written line to his unique Kiowa-American experience, representing ancestry, place and oral history. Original animation, historical photos and aerial landscapes complement interviews with indigenous authors Rilla Askew and Joy Harjo; actors Robert Redford, Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges and James Earl Jones; and Richard West, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, to reveal Momaday’s creative core. Words from a Bear is produced by Jeffrey Palmer for Rainy Mountain Media LLC, and executive produced by Sally Jo Fifer for ITVS, Shirley K. Sneve for Vision Maker Media, and Michael Kantor for American Masters Pictures.
PRESS - PBS Article
TICKETS can be purchased online or at the event for $15.00. https://ruckustix.com/events/
Reception & curated exhibit for ticket-holders, 5:30-6:30 PM, Old Main Gallery. Light bites and libations provided. Film begins at 7:00 PM, Rialto.
ABOUT THE BZN FILM RODEO
BZN Film Rodeo 2018 had 12 screenings in 4 states: MT, WY, WA, ID.
BZN Film Rodeo 2019 dates so far:
- Oct 15th - Rialto, Bozeman, MT
- Nov TBD - Red Lodge, MT
- Nov 15th - Fork & Spoon, Bozeman, MT
BZN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Beth Ann Kennedy, Artistic Manager