BOZEMAN FILM SOCIETY

BOZEMAN – The Bozeman Film Society will screen the rollicking vampire mockumentary, “What We Do In The Shadows” on Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture’s Crawford Theater.

It’s hard out there for a vampire – sunlight is a literal pain, dining on human blood can get messy, and primping for a night out on the town is tricky when you can’t see your own reflection in a mirror.

Aside from these supernatural hang-ups, “Flight of the Conchords” alumni Taika Waititi’s and Jemaine Clement’s “What We Do in the Shadows” shows us that bloodsuckers have more banal problems too – like getting along with roommates. The film is not rated, runs 86 minutes and doors open at 7 p.m. Enjoy a no-host social with drinks and pizzetta in the lobby from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

On Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in Montana State University’s Gaines Hall, BFS and MSU School of Film and Photography team up to bring Missoula-based filmmaker Vera Brunner-Sung to Bozeman. The evening will include a free screening and discussion of Brunner-Sung’s first fiction feature, “Bella Vista.”

Shot in Missoula, the film premiered at the 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Thirty-something Doris, who teaches English to a group of international students in Missoula, finds herself increasingly alone. While she grasps for the connection that might save her, her students understand what it takes to belong. Brunner-Sung – the writer, director and producer – has shown her award-winning, short, experimental documentaries at festivals, galleries and museums around the world.

“With a beautifully photographic eye, provocative shifts in perspective, and a sensory approach to questions of location, history, and language, ‘Bella Vista’ is a remarkable debut that puts Brunner-Sung on the feature-film map, no doubt ready to drift onto another,” according to Christina Ree with the San Diego Asian Film Festival.

Enjoy “An Evening of Song and Dance” on Thursday, April 23 at the Emerson, as BFS presents two acclaimed documentaries: “Ballet 422” and “The Wrecking Crew.”

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., peek into the highly guarded world of professional dance. “Ballet 422” shadows Justin Peck, the 25-year-old choreographer of the New York City Ballet, as he undertakes the Herculean task of creating the company’s 422nd original piece, while simultaneously fulfilling his role as a Corps de Ballet member. Rated PG, the film runs 72 minutes.

At 7:45 p.m., catch the awesome rockumentary “The Wrecking Crew.” What the Funk Brothers did for Motown, “The Wrecking Crew” did for the West Coast sound – only bigger. The favorite songs of a generation are all here, presented by the people who created them. The 95-minute film is rated PG.

Visit bozemanfilmsociety.org for more information about the films and where to purchase tickets.