Screening of WILDLIFE, film set in Great Falls, at interpretive center on Nov. 14
The film WILDLIFE, set in Great Falls and filmed partially in Livingston will be screened at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center theater on Nov. 14.
The film, based on the novel by Richard Ford, is set in Great Falls, in the 1960s. Fourteen-year-old Joe, played by Ed Oxenbould, is the only child of Jeanette (Carrie Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) — a housewife and a golf pro — in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job — and his sense of purpose — he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water, according to a release.
Tickets are $8, or $5 for Lewis and Clark Foundation members, and available at Kaufmans or the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Following the screening, author Richard Ford will take questions from the audience. The event is sponsored by Geranios Enterprises.
The film had its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and its Montana premiere at Montana Film Festival in October in Missoula. Montana Film Festival is now organizing premieres across the state as a part of the Montana Film Festival Roadshow, which is sponsored by the Montana Film Office, and is presented in partnership with IFC Films, Bozeman Film Society, and Livingston Film Series.
The Montana Film Festival is an annual four-day fiction film festival held at the Roxy Theater in Missoula, Montana the first weekend of every October. Montana Film Festival celebrates and highlights emergent talents and new points of view, and imports perspective and representation into the community. They showcase new, critically acclaimed independent films alongside celebrating of Montana’s growing film community. Visit www.montanafilmfestival.org for more information.