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‘45 years,’ Dr. Jack Horner highlight film society in April

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Bozeman Film Society will screen the acclaimed “45 Years” on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in The Ellen Theatre.

With just one week until Kate Mercer’s 45th wedding anniversary, the party planning is going well. But then a letter shows up for her husband – the body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the party arrives five days later, there may not be a marriage left to celebrate.

The film offers rich, thought-provoking rewards for fans of adult cinema – and a mesmerizing acting showcase for leads Charlotte Rampling, who was nominated for Best Actress at this year’s Academy Awards, and Tom Courtenay.

SoS AD“‘45 Years’ is Andrew Haigh’s sensitive and devastating portrait of a long, happy marriage in sudden crisis,” according to New York Times’ film critic A.O. Scott. Written and directed by Haigh, the R-rated film runs 103 minutes.

On Saturday, April 30 Bozeman Film Society hosts two screenings of Steven Spielberg’s jaw-dropping blockbuster “Jurassic World,” showing at 3 and 7 p.m. The PG-13-rated film runs 123 minutes. Presentations by Bozeman’s world-renowned paleontologist Dr. Jack Horner, a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, will accompany the screenings.

As scientific adviser on all of the “Jurassic Park” films, Horner also helped inspire the character Dr. Alan Grant, played by actor Sam Neill. Horner’s presentation, “Indominus Rex: Fact and Fiction of Genetically Engineered Dinosaurs,” takes a look at the science behind designing genetically modified hybrid dinosaurs.

“Jurassic World” is part of the film society’s participation in the national Science on Screen initiative. Funded by a grant from the Coolidge Corner Theatre and Alfred P. Sloan foundations, BFS is one of 23 independent non-profit cinemas in the country awarded grants to implement an SoS program.

The film is also a collaboration with the Children’s Museum of Bozeman STEAMlab and the inaugural Blunderbuss Science and Maker Faire, held April 28-30 at various Bozeman locations. Join BFS one hour before each screening for 3D printing demonstrations from STEAMlab in the Ellen Ballroom, with kids receiving their own 3D dinosaur to take home.

A limited number of free matinee tickets will be available through the Children’s Museum of Bozeman, courtesy of Willow Spring Ranch. Contact for details.

Tickets for both films are available at; by calling the box office at (406) 585-5885; or by visiting the box office Wednesday through Saturday, from 1–3 p.m. or two hours prior to any performance. Visit for previews and more information.

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