Resounds: Upcoming Film Festivals

Apr 23, 2018

from left: Beth Anne Kennedy, Brian Murnion, Melissa Moore
Credit Anna Paige

On this episode of Resounds, co-hosts Corby Skinner and Anna Paige look at three different events bringing international films to Montana. First, Melissa Moore, Communication and Administration Manager for Tippet Rise, discusses a Spring film festival at the performing arts center in Fishtail. Following that, Brian Murnion, founder of Montana International Film Festival in Billings, and Beth Ann Kennedy, Artistic/Managing Director of the Bozeman Film Celebration, come together to talk about two inaugural film events launching this year. 


Tippet Rise Art Center is bringing a Spring Film Series to Fishtail, featuring films from two of the world’s great stages:  London’s National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. Screenings of eight films take place in at the art center between May 4 and June 9.

Tippet Rise is primarily a concert venue and sculpture park, but they began to show films three years ago. This year’s partnership with these two famous stages will allow the Art Center to show theatrical production currently on stage in England. Recorded performances are broadcast via satellite from the UK and Europe in real-time.

  • Fri., May 4 - Macbeth: Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Fri., May 11 - Obsession: National Theatre
  • Sat., May 12 - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: National Theatre
  • Fri., May 18 - Peter Pan: National Theatre
  • Sat., May 19 - Salome: National Theatre
  • Fri., June 1 - Angels in America-Part One, Millennium Approaches: National Theatre
  • Fri., June 8 - Angels in America-Part Two: National Theatre
  • Sat., June 9 - Yerma: National Theatre

All films begin at 5PM in The Olivier Music Barn. View ticket availability and descriptions of the films.

This year, Bozeman and Billings will be host to different international film festivals.  BZN International Film Festival, taking place June 7 – 10 at a variety of venues across Bozeman, will be spotlighting women during the inaugural year. And in September, the Montana International Film Festival will bring films from around the world to screens in Billings, including the Babcock Theater, Art House Cinema, MoAV Coffee, and the Stapleton Art Gallery.