At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, Bozeman Film Society presents Mountainfilm on Tour at the historic Ellen Theatre. Curated specifically for Bozeman audiences, the evening features a selection of 12 culturally diverse, adventure-packed, inspiring short documentary films culled from the 2017 Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, Colorado.
A benefit for Mountainfilms’ nonprofit partner, dZi Foundation, the program will explore themes connected to the Mountainfilm mission to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. The dZi Foundation works hand-in-hand with remote Himalayan communities to address their needs in health, education and sustainable community development.
Included in the line-up is the Commitment Grant Winner film, “The Last Honey Hunter,” which follows an unassuming man named Mauli Dhan Rai through the mist-shrouded mountains of Nepal’s Hongu River valley, where he is believed to have been chosen by the gods for the perilous rite of honey harvesting. “Where the Wild Things Play” is a rowdy ode to the most hardcore of female athletes, while “La Langosta” sees Rafa Ortiz ditch his kayak and send a 70-foot waterfall in a blow-up pool toy. With a special local tie, “A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends” follows Bozeman’s Tyler Dunning on a grief-fueled quest to visit all 59 U.S. national parks.
The evening’s master of ceremonies will be dZi Foundation founder and president Jim Nowak, with Dunning appearing as a special guest.
Tickets are available online at thellentheatre.com, in person at the Ellen Theatre box office, or by calling (406) 585-5885. The Ellen Theatre lobby opens at 6 p.m. for concession and bar; seating begins at 6:30 p.m. Visit bozemanfilmsociety.org for more information.