Emerson Crawford Theater

  • Event Time 7:00 pm
  • Event Start Date 10/21/2018
  • Event Location 111 S. Grand Ave

The Bozeman Doc Series presents the Montana premiere of Wildland.

Sunday, October 21, 7pm

Every summer the American West burns. Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more frequent, and deadlier every year, threatening millions of acres and thousands of lives as they do. Inside every one of these fires are small crews who work to contain the fire by hand – using shovels, pickaxes and methods that haven’t changed in sixty years.

Both epic and intimate, Wildland tells the story of one firefighting crew as they struggle with fear, loyalty, love and defeat all over the course of a single fire season. Each member of this motley crew has come to this dangerous and unglamorous work for personal reasons — for some, it’s a need to test themselves, a desire for adventure and purpose; for others, it may be the job of last resort after time in prison or a lifetime of addiction. What emerges is a story of a small group of working-class men, their exterior world, their interior lives, and the fire that lies between.

Both Hudson and Jablonski went through firefighting training with those featured in the film, and not only embedded with the crew, but worked alongside their subjects throughout the season. For more information, click here.

Immersive…a tone poem about the rigors and vulnerabilities of wayward lives forged into maturity in a literal trial by fire.” Filmmaker Magazine

One of the directors of the film, Alex Jablonski will be in attendance, and will hold a Q&A after the screening.

Doors open at 6:30pm.


$10 – general

$8 – students

$60 – 7 Film Punch Card (online)

$110 Bozeman Doc Series Season Pass (online)

Tickets are available at Cactus Records, Movie Lovers, at the door and online at www.bozemandocseries.org.

Go online to purchase tickets, Season Passes, and 7-film punch cards; learn more about the series, and view trailers for upcoming films. The series will continue with one screening every other week through April.