Saturday, November 5. Brian D'Ambrosio, author of Shot in Montana: A History of Big Sky Cinema, will be talking about the fifteen top movies made in Montana. 1pm.
For nearly a century, movies have been made in Montana. From mega-hits with the biggest Hollywood stars to acclaimed independent films and forgettable flops, Shot in Montana: A History of Big Sky Cinema covers them all, including the actors, directors, and shooting locations. This rich history of film-making has been thoroughly researched and documented by Montana author Brian D'Ambrosio (Warrior in the Ring), who interviewed numerous actors and film-makers for intriguing, little-known stories that took place behind the cameras. The text is accompanied by 120 photos of movie sets, actors, screen images, and film posters.
Brian D'Ambrosio is the author of five books related to Montana, including Warrior in the Ring (Riverbend Publishing, 2015), a biography of Indian Marvin Camel, a half-Flathead, half-black pinball mechanic who went from a Montana reservation to win world boxing titles. In the Golden Age of boxing, Camel, from the Flathead Indian Reservation, defied all obstacles of race, poverty, and geographical isolation to become the first Native American to win the world boxing title. D'Ambrosio's latest book, Shot in Montana: A History of Big Sky Cinema (Riverbend Publishing, 2016), exhibits and discusses all of the movies in Montana, with more than 75 previously unseen images and new interviews with Jeff Bridges, Bill Pullman, and Benicio Del Toro.