Sundance may be over, but there’s still cinematic gold to be found in the mountains. Seattleites looking to get out of the city for a spell should check out the 14th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. The festival goes down Friday, February 17 through 26 in Missoula, Montana—about a 7-hour car trip from Seattle (or a much shorter flight).
With over 150+ non-fiction films featured, Big Sky festival is guaranteed to be an awesome time as always. The documentary films selected for 2017 are particularly illuminating. I had the opportunity to screen several of the films showing at this year’s festival, and every one of them was worth the trip.
In Olancho, a farmer-turned-music-sensation is driven out of Honduras when local drug cartels threaten his life. The illuminating Oklahoma City gives a surprisingly human account of the rise of white supremacy in America. In The Lure (with Errol Morris as executive producer), we meet an oddball group searching for buried treasure planted somewhere in the Rocky Mountains by an eccentric millionaire. Finally, All the Rage gives a touching and personal account of Dr. Sarnos’ lifelong work spent healing back pain and other ails.
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2017
When: February 17-26
Where: Missoula, Montana
Visit bigskyfilmfest.org for full listings, ticketing information and details on how to plan your trip.