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  • The River And The Wall
    May 8, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The River and the Wall

• May 8, 2019

• 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Film Premiere with Director, Producer and Crew in Attendance

7:30 PM Wednesday May 8, 2019 at the Emerson Crawford Theater

$16.00 In store. Online sales are subject to a $1.50 convenience fee.

7:00 PM doors; 7:30 PM show

6:00 PM lobby opens for ticket sales. Wine/beer & concessions at 6:30 PM.

From the creative team behind award-winning film “Unbranded” comes “The River and the Wall”, recipient of the prestigious 2019 SXSW Louis Black ‘Lone Star’ Award, with Director Ben Masters,  Executive Producer Cindy Meehl, and the Bozeman-based camera crew in attendance. Prepare to have your assumptions challenged in this visually stunning borderland adventure!

Synopsis: Five friends embark on a 1200-mile mountain bike, horse, and canoe expedition down the Rio Grande to document the borderlands before construction of a wall and to explore how it would impact wildlife, immigration, public lands, border security, and landowners. Told through stunning cinematography, the film will take you on an adventure down the US-Mexico border to see the 1, 000 foot high canyons, vast mountains, vibrant cities, and lush forests in the path of Trump’s proposed border wall. During the three month journey, the team meets the team meets with Democrat Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Republican Congressman Will Hurd, Border Patrol agents, wildlife biologists, immigration experts, and landowners to better understand how a wall would work and where it would go. As the vast wilderness of the Big Bend gives way to the more populated Lower Rio Grande Valley, the team comes face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enters uncharted emotional waters. NR. the film runs 107 minutes. Learn more at www.bozemanfilmsociety.org – and Keep ‘Em Flickering!

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