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Fly-fishing film to play Stargazers June 13
We know from the success of recent cycling films at Stargazers Theatre, that bike enthusiasts love to come out and see films about the sport they love, on the big screen.
Maybe fishing enthusiasts will too?
"Where the Yellowstone Goes," a feature-length documentary from filmmaker Hunter Weeks, plays here June 13 at 7 p.m. It follows a 30-day, 600-mile journey on the Yellowstone River, one of America's last untamed waterways, from Gardiner, Mont., to the confluence of the Missouri River at Fort Buford, N.D.
From a news release:
The longest undammed river in the contiguous United States, the Yellowstone River is considered by many to be one of the greatest trout rivers in the world. The section of river in Montana from Gardiner to Livingston has the official “Blue Ribbon” classification. The Yellowstone begins its journey within Yellowstone National Park, serving as the primary watershed for the Yellowstone ecosystem and ultimately reaching a significant portion of the U.S. through its tributary systems. In July of 2011, an ExxonMobil pipeline running beneath the river ruptured, spilling an estimated 63,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone. The filming captures some of the clean-up effort less than two months after the spill.
“People are becoming more aware of how important our nation’s waterways are,” said Weeks. “I think this film will really resonate and help people understand that they can do something. This isn’t just about fly fishing and conservation, this is a real story of life.”
Led by fourth-generation Montanan and fly fishing guide Robert Hawkins, the crew explores fly-fishing, conservation, and the type of clarity that can only be found upon slowing down. Along the way, the film captures notes of wisdom as told by the locals met throughout the 30-day adventure. With Montana’s captivating scenery at the forefront, Where the Yellowstone Goes takes a closer look at the impact people have on each other and on our environment. Where the Yellowstone Goes is more than a simple journey. It’s about people, our environment, and the harmony that exists between them.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Click here for more details.