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  • "...So Good I Can't Take It"
    July 30, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


17 W Main Street, Bozeman, Montana, 59715, United States

“…So Good I Can’t Take It
Film & Live Music Event”
Tuesday, July 30 7:30PM at the Ellen Theater

Get ready for a rowdy, jubilant tour of the new-wave/punk music scene of Montana from the late 1970’s into the early 1990s. Rare film footage – including a 1982 gig in the Ellen Theatre – plus photos and interviews with many of the underground scenes participants captures Montana’s forgotten musical frontier. Focused mainly on Bozeman and Missoula, Director Kirk LeClaire stitches together a fascinating
story of musical rebels and energetic youth playing “weird” music that wasn’t always appreciated by listeners, but that allowed many to hone their craft. Early Bozeman bands were also fortunate to have supportive adults, like High School teacher Lynne Merrick, who spent time mentoring youth and documenting performances. Musicians and artists that had their roots in this early Montana music scene include Jeff Ament (Big Sandy) of Pearl Jam, Steve Albini (Missoula)- Recording Engineer of Nirvana, The Pixies, and more, John Dahl (member of early Bozeman band – The Pugs) who went on to direct “Rounders” and numerous TV shows, and the late Joe Skyward, who played and promoted underground
rock in Bozeman, and was a member Posies and Sunny Day Real Estate after moving from Bozeman.

Director Kirk LeClaire, a musician, graphic artist and art instructor at Cal State University, will attend the screening. The film is followed by a live music set from The Love Darts with special guests. This special presentation is sponsored by KGLT, Music Villa, and Cactus Records. Reserved tickets at the Ellen Theatre are $9.25-$9.75 (plus fees) and available at and the door. Wine/beer and concessions available .
Learn more about Bozeman Film Society’s year-round screening of independent film at
www.bozemanfilmsociety,org – and Keep ‘Em Flickering!

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