THIS YEAR, BZN PUTS THE SPOTLIGHT ON…

Join us for day-long lineups of films, panels & activities around current issues.

Gender Equity

Friday, June 7, 2019
10-7 PM
The Ellen Theatre

Gender equity and female empowerment constitute one of the great social movements of our time. Drop in at any point for a day of inspiring, female-driven films, and a discussion with cutting-edge wonder women. The lineup includes 10 films, four panels and ongoing Plein-air painting by local artist Morgan Irons. Spotlight on:

  • Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blanché | The story of the first female filmmaker, born in 1873.
  • Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, by Missoula-based filmmakers Katy Robin-Garton and Ami Vitale, about the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa.
  • Girls Section | Young Pakistani girls must challenge tradition daily, in pursuit of better education and brighter futures. Presented by the Bozeman-based non-profit Iqra Fund.
  • Arlene Francis: That Certain Something, presented by Director Jackie Sanders, tells the story of Arlene Francis — the undisputed “first lady of TV.”  
  • A lunchtime panel with female filmmakers, exploring how they’ve found their voices in a male-dominated industry. *Bag lunches encouraged!*

Community & Food

Friday, June 7, 2019
10-5 PM
Museum of the Rockies

The earth’s population is growing exponentially—and with this growth come questions about what it means to live in true community. In partnership with No Kid Hungry, BZN presents a power-packed day around collective action, food issues and the power of compassion. Drop in at any point to enjoy our lineup of eight films, three presentations & panels, and ongoing outdoor activities. Spotlight on:

  • Better Together | How the community of Santa Barbara rallied after a devastating oil spill — and how residents learned to live in true community with one another.
  • Pa’Lante (Forward), a film about the communities that came together to help Puerto Rico after the destruction caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
  • A selection of films and panels exploring how hunger is being addressed in Montana and beyond, led by Montana No Kid Hungry.*
  • Enjoy mountain air in MOR’s green space, with ongoing lawn games and conversations with local non-profits. Or explore MOR’s “Living History Farm.” Bring a picnic or grab lunch from the on-site food truck, Fork In The Road.

BZN is thrilled to announce that out of their appreciation for what Montana No Kid Hungry is accomplishing for children, Wells Fargo Bank will be presenting $10,000 to Montana No Kid Hungry at the close of the event.*

Conservation

Saturday, June 8, 2019
10-8 PM
Museum of the Rockies

As concerns about the environment increase, we find ourselves asking how we can live more sustainably. What can we learn from the coexistence of species in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and beyond? Drop in for our celebration of environmental stewardship, featuring 10 films, two panels, and ongoing outdoor activities. Spotlight on:

  • Two films by Bozeman environmental filmmaker Max Lowe, exposing the plight of the polar bear and the incredible migration patterns of raptors.
  • Grizzly Country, the story of how Save the Yellowstone Grizzly founder Doug Peacock was transformed by observing grizzlies in the Montana backcountry.
  • Our National Mammal, exploring the importance & majesty of the buffalo. Presented by the founder of the Buffalo Field Campaign, Mike Mease.
  • Panel discussion to follow with Peacock and Mease!
  • Enjoy mountain air in MOR’s green space, with ongoing lawn games, ​P​lein-air painting demos, and conversation with conservation groups. Or explore MOR’s “Living History Farm.” Bring a picnic or grab lunch from the on-site food truck, Fork In The Road.

The BZN Conservation Spotlight would not have been possible without the generous support from Yeti, Mystery Ranch, The Nature Conservancy, American Prairie Reserve, Big Agnes, Yellowstone Forever and The Conservation Fund.