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Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2017: Missoula, Montana

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2017: Missoula, Montana

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2017. Tuesday| “After viewing more than 42 films in five days I am at peace”.   I came, I saw, I fell asleep exhausted exhausted every evening and sometimes (shhhh) during films in darkened theaters. The Wilma, the Elks, Missoula Children’s Theatre and the Roxy…I have been in all your […]

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival HBO Opening Night: Bright Lights

The Big Sky Documentary Festival opens with HBO’s BRIGHT LIGHTS: a touching mother and daughter love story, starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. The documentary is an intimate, heart-rendering look at their relationship, their genuine love and care for each other. We get a glimpse into Debbie’s old Hollywood training, and her determination to always remain positive in the public eye […]

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival powered by audience Awards

Big Sky Doc Film Festival Powered by Audience Awards in Association with Tribeca Film Institute

Audience Awards in Association with Tribeca Film Institute at the BSDFF: Tribeca Film Institute IF/THEN Shorts Pitch during Big Sky DocFilm Festival + Audience Awards + Tribeca Film Institute = almost more excitement and opportunity to handle! This year, Audience Awards is partnering with BSDFF and Tribeca Film Institute to present you with some amazing […]

On a Clear Day

Painting an Escape | Landscapes of the Mind

Painting an Escape | Landscapes of the Mind,  Art by Nancy Rishoff. My work is about Landscapes. The landscapes typically include water and mountains. Painting for me is an escape into another place. I prefer to let my imagination fill in the blanks.                   This process is […]

IMPACT | Winners of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2016

IMPACT | Winners of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2016

IMPACT  | The 13th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Continues Film Festival highlights and memorable moments from the first week of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. CONGRATS TO THE BIG SKY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS! Mini-Doc Competition – films 15 minutes and under Winner: MINING, POEMS, OR ODES, directed by Callum Rice Bridging […]

Rue de Paris by Artist Rachel Chansler

Simplicity of Art Itself

Simplicity of Art Itself – Art by Rachel Chansler our “Miniature Missoulian” and the “Petite Parisienne” of Paris. After many years of experimenting and practicing in various types of medium, I found myself completely burnt out and wanting to get back to the simplicity of art itself through drawing. I have been playing with architecture, […]

Horror Top 10 | #1 Halloween

Horror Top 10 | #1 Halloween

Horror Top 10 | #1 Halloween (1978) – “The night HE came home!” John Carpenter’s Halloween started as a low budget indie film, shot in twenty-one days and became the most iconic horror film of all time, and popularized the slasher genre that would tear through cinemas year after year throughout the 80’s. The film’s […]

Horror Top 10 | #2 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Horror Top 10 | #2 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Horror Top 10 | #2 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) – “Who will survive and what will be left of them?” This indie film came before Halloween and shocked audiences far and wide with violent and disturbing content. The film follows a group of friends who fall victim to a family of cannibals while on […]

Horror Top 10 | #3 Rosemary's Baby

Horror Top 10 | #3 Rosemary’s Baby

Horror Top 10 | #3 Rosemary’s Baby (1968) – “Pray for Rosemary’s baby.” Roman Polanski’s psychological thriller Rosemary’s Baby stars Mia Farrow as Rosemary Woodhouse whose husband Guy Woodhouse is a moderately successful actor who is disappointed in his career. The young couple moves into an old apartment building in New York City with a […]

Horror Top 10 | #4 Scream

Horror Top 10 | #4 Scream

Horror Top 10 | #4 Scream (1996) – “Don’t answer the door, don’t leave the house, don’t answer the phone, but most of all, don’t SCREAM.” Scream was credited with revitalizing the horror genre in the late 90’s. After the horror tropes of the slasher films of the 80’s had exhausted and sufficiently bored audiences, […]

Horror Top 10 | #5 The Conjuring

Horror Top 10 | #5 The Conjuring

Horror Top 10 | #5 The Conjuring (2013) – “Based on the true case files of the Warrens.” Creating a new horror film that is truly terrifying to modern audiences is nearly impossible. That’s why James Wan, the creator of Saw and Insidious has earned his stripes as the king of modern horror. The Conjuring […]

Horror Top 10 | #6 The Exorcist

Horror Top 10 | #6 The Exorcist

Horror Top 10 | #6 The Exorcist (1973) – “Somewhere between science and superstition, there is another world. The world of darkness.” One of the most controversial and terrifying films of all time, The Exorcist is a classic for a reason. While the film may be most famous for its obscene shock value, particularly a […]

Horror Top 10 |#7 Scream 4

Horror Top 10 |#7 Scream 4

Horror Top 10 |#7 Scream 4 (2011) – “New decade. New rules.” Scream 4 is the most recent installment of the popular Scream franchise and in my opinion the best of the sequels. The set up of the film leads the audience to believe this is the first of a new trilogy, introducing a new […]

Horror Top 10 | #8 Saw and Saw 2

Horror Top 10 | #8 Saw and Saw 2

Horror Top 10 | #8 Saw (2004) – “Oh yes, there will be blood.” What began as an indie film that took three years to get off the ground, Saw developed into the most well known and lucrative horror franchises of modern times. The film’s story revolves around Adam and Lawrence, two men who are […]

Horror Top 10 | #9 The Blair Witch Project

Horror Top 10 | #9 The Blair Witch Project

Horror Top 10 | #9 The Blair Witch Project (1999) – “In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary…A year later their footage was found.” It’s hard to imagine horror without the found footage genre due to the enormous popularity of the Paranormal Activity franchise. […]

Horror Top 10 | #10 The Ring

Horror Top 10 | #10 The Ring

Horror Top 10 | #10 The Ring (2002) – “Before you die, you see the ring.” A moody and extremely eerie remake of the Japanese film Ringu which explores the concept of an urban legend of a video tape that causes anyone who watches it to die seven days later. Naomi Watts plays Seattle based […]

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