April 19 | 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
$10 general admission, $8 for students
Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
111 S Grand Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715 United States

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The Bozeman Doc Series has once again teamed up with the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival to present a special event at the Emerson Center in Bozeman. On Thursday, April 19th, The Best of the Big Sky will present a selection of the very best short films screened at the recent edition of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, and will feature a reception in the Emerson lobby. The reception begins at 6pm, and the films begin at 7pm.

The largest cinema event in Montana and the premiere venue for non-fiction film in the American West, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival has steadily risen in prestige over its fifteen years, and now presents an impressive collection of quality films from all corners of the globe. Currently wrapping up its fourth season, the Bozeman Doc Series presents the best new documentaries of the year at the Emerson Center every other week between October and April.

The Best of the Big Sky lineup will include six short films ranging from the light-hearted to the sublime - from Ireland to Nepal to the streets of Detroit - each telling a unique story and creating a window into a world we rarely see. Titles include The Last Honey Hunter, a beautiful and moving look at the perilous tradition of harvesting honey in Nepal’s Hongu River valley, Drummer Girl, an intimate portrait of blind Australian drummer, Renee Kelly, The Woman Who Was in Love with Seashells and Other Stories, a quirky portrait of the people of the fishing town of Atlantic, North Carolina, Inhale, the story of a man overcoming grief through his work with horses (winner of Big Sky’s Artistic Vision Award), Community Patrol, a vivid window into one Detroit neighborhood’s attempts to curb crime (Winner of the Best Mini-Doc Award), and Wild Next Door, a light-hearted look at the beauty of Montana’s landscape and its’ enchanting backyard wildlife. Learn more about the lineup and see trailers for the films at www.bozemandocseries.org.

The reception will include free appetizers, beer and wine at a cash bar, music, and a silent auction fundraiser for the Bozeman Doc Series in the Emerson lobby before and briefly after the films. The silent auction will feature items from Bozeman Doc Series sponsors such The Saffron Table, Bozeman Spirits, The Lark, Movie Lovers, and more.

Tickets are available at the door or before the event at Cactus Records and Movie Lovers. Tickets are also available online at www.bozemandocseries.org, where you can learn more about the event and the series.