2017 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival at The Wilma

The Wilma & Big Sky Documentary Film Festival present the 2017 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival at The Wilma on February 17, 18, 19, 21, 22 & 26!

The festival will kick off its opening night with a free screening of the suddenly timely Bright Lights starring the late Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds on Friday, February 17!

This is a free event and open to the public. More info on this screening can be found here.

The festival will continue with 4 more full days of film screenings at The Wilma on February 18, 19, 21, 22 & 26.

Each film block will require a separate, individual block ticket or a festival pass. Ticket prices for screenings at The Wilma are $11 Regular, $9 Student/Senior.

Individual tickets are on sale now can be purchased in advance at The Top Hat and online. Detailed movie schedule & ticket links below. More information on the festival can also be found at here.

 

Saturday, February 18

Whose Streets?

Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis, 2017, USA, Northwest Premiere
9:30am Door, 10:00am Show
Tickets available here
(113 minutes)

A nonfiction account of the Ferguson Uprising told by the people who lived it, WHOSE STREETS? is an unflinching look at how the killing of 18-year- old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.

Short Blocks 1 

12:00pm Door, 12:30pm Show
Tickets available here
(87 minutes total)

Freedom for Liberland! (13 minutes)
Nobody Dies Here (24 minutes)
The Horn (50 minutes)

Short Blocks 3

2:15pm Door, 2:45pm Show
Tickets available here
(90 minutes total)

In The Shadow of Coal Series (12 minutes)
Riding Grace (7 minutes)
Telling the Story of Slavery (12 minutes)
The Hanging (15 minutes)
The Barber of Augusta (20 minutes)
Soul City (24 minutes)

Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith

4:30pm Door, 5:00pm Show
Tickets available here
(104 minutes)

He was an ordinary “colored” janitor from Detroit. He became a controversial federal judge who would shape civil rights law and challenge a sitting president. Decades later, his rulings resonate in a nation still arguing about “which lives matter.” It may be the greatest story you never heard.

Short Blocks 5

7:00pm Door, 7:30pm Show
Tickets available here
(108 minutes total)

Crawford Bros. Band – Living In Two Worlds (2 minutes)
The Function of Music (4 minutes)
They Call Me Crazy (8 minutes)
Kill Me, Heal Me (9 minutes)
Tav Falco: Make Me Know You’re Mine (13 minutes)
Arctic Superstar (72 minutes)

The Function of Music, Falconry: The Thrill of the Chase, SHU-DE! 

9:30pm Door, 10:00pm Show
Tickets available here
(95 minutes total)

The Function of Music (4 minutes
Falconry: The Thrill of the Chase (6 minutes)
SHU-DE! (85 minutes)

 

Sunday, February 19

Short Block 8

12:15pm Door, 12:45pm Show
Tickets available here
(77 min total)

IN THE SHADOW OF COAL: A STRIP MINE IS FOREVER (3 min)
THE POACHER (12 min)
ALTIMIR (17 min)
THE LONER’S GAME(22 min)
BABA USTA: WHERE WE ALL END UP (22 min)

 

Badger Creek & 100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice

2:15pm Door, 2:45pm Show
Tickets available here
(103 min total)

BADGER CREEK (27 min)
100 YEARS: ONE WOMAN’S FIGHT FOR JUSTICE (76 min)

 

Cradle of Champions

5:00pm Door, 5:30pm Show
Tickets available here
(100 min total)

CRADLE OF CHAMPIONS (100 min)

 

Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story

7:30pm Door, 8:00pm Show
Tickets available here
(111 min total)

CHASING EVEL: THE ROBBIE KNIEVEL STORY (111 min)

 

Tuesday, February 21

Fault Line, Oklahoma City 

1:00pm Door, 1:30pm Show
Tickets available here
(106 minutes total)

Fault Line (4 minutes)
Oklahoma City (102 minutes)

Schoolhouse Docs 

3:30pm Door, 4:00pm Show
Tickets available here
(90 minutes total)

In Search Of Tzotz (10 minutes)
Being Hear (10 minutes)
Learning To See: The World of Insects (70 minutes)

Tribal Justice

6:00pm Door, 6:30pm Show
Tickets available here
(91 minutes)

John Isaiah Pepion: Native American Ledger Artist (2 minutes)
Crawford Bros. Band: Living in Two Worlds (2 minutes)
Tribal Justice (87 minutes)

Off the Rails

8:15pm Door, 8:45pm Show
Tickets available here
(89 minutes)

The remarkable true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger’s syndrome, whose overwhelming love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for impersonating New York City bus drivers and subway conductors and driving their routes.

 

Wednesday, February 22

Deprogrammed 

1:00pm Door, 1:30pm Show
Mia Donovan, 2015, Canada, Montana Premiere
Tickets available here
(87 minutes)

DEPROGRAMMED is about the rise of Ted “Black Lightning” Patrick’s deprogramming technique and anti-cult crusade. Deprogramming, as a form of cult intervention, started in 1971 and quickly snowballed into a vast underground movement composed of concerned parents, ex-cultist-turned-deprogrammers and some sympathetic law-enforcers whose mission was to physically and mentally remove individuals from groups referred to as “cults”.

Schoolhouse Docs: Sweet Dillard

3:30pm Door, 4:00pm Show
Tickets available here
(98 minutes total)

The Poacher (12 minutes)
In This World (15 minutes)
Soy Cubana (17 minutes)
Sweet Dillard (54 minutes)

The Islands and The Whales

6:00pm Door, 6:30pm Show
Tickets available here
(85 minutes total)

Property (4 minutes)
The Islands and The Whales (81 minutes)

100 Years: One Woman’s Fight For Justice

8:15pm Door, 8:45pm Show
Tickets available here
(93 minutes total)

Crawford Bros. Band: Living in Two Worlds (2 minutes)
Raising The Words (15 minutes)
100 Years: One Woman’s Fight For Justice (76 minutes)

Sunday, February 26

Short Block 21

12:15pm Door, 12:45pm Show
Tickets available here
(87 min total)

HUNTERS (8 min)
DON’T SHOOT THE DOG (19 min)
EMERGENCY ROOM (30 min)
NATIONAL INSECT (30 min)

Made in Montana: Short Blocks

2:45pm Door, 3:15pm Show
Tickets available here
(106 min total)

EARTH OVEN (7 min)
THEY CALL ME CRAZY (8 min)
DOC (12 min)
OUR LAST REFUGE (24 min)
BADGER CREEK (27 min)
TATANKA VS MONTANA (28 min)

Charged

5:15pm Door, 5:45pm Show
Tickets available here
(86 min total)

CHARGED (86 min)

Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time

7:45pm Door, 8:15pm Show
Tickets available here

TRUMPED offers an intimate behind the scenes look at the biggest political campaign upset in recent U.S. history. Mark Halperin, John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon — co-hosts of the SHOWTIME documentary series THE CIRCUS (produced in cooperation with Bloomberg Politics) — had unparalleled daily access to the candidates from January to November. With an incredible treasure trove of never-before-seen footage secured during the making of THE CIRCUS, the documentary will follow the rise of Donald Trump, from the primaries through the debates, to the dramatic election night results.