BZN is on the road… and coming to a town near you!

We are taking our fabulous award-winning films on a Pacific Northwest tour. The Rodeo will showcase the best films of the 2019 fest and provide updates on how to get involved and geared up for the 2020 festival.

Rodeo Locations

Hover over any a location for more information and tickets!

Rialto Bozeman

Bozeman, Montana

Screening of Words From A Bear
October 15, 2019
7-9 PM
*Pre-screening reception at Old Main Gallery | 5:30-6:30 PM*

Red Lodge, Montana

Red Lodge, Montana

Old Roosevelt 

Fork & Spoon Homestyle Kitchen

Bozeman, Montana

Screening of Eagle Rock & other selections, TBD
November 15, 2019
7-9 PM | FREE
*A collaboration with Haven and HRDC*

Film Information


Genre: Documentary Feature
USA & Kiowa Natino
Length: 84m
Director & Producer: Jeffrey Palme


N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear examines the enigmatic life and mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Navarro Scott Momaday (House Made of Dawn). This documentary profile delves into the psyche behind one of Native America’s most celebrated authors of poetry and prose. Words from a Bear visually captures the essence of Momaday’s writings, relating each written line to his unique Kiowa-American experience, representing ancestry, place and oral history. Original animation, historical photos and aerial landscapes complement interviews with indigenous authors Rilla Askew and Joy Harjo; actors Robert Redford, Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges and James Earl Jones; and Richard West, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, to reveal Momaday’s creative core. Words from a Bear is produced by Jeffrey Palmer for Rainy Mountain Media LLC, and executive produced by Sally Jo Fifer for ITVS, Shirley K. Sneve for Vision Maker Media, and Michael Kantor for American Masters Pictures.

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