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Montana-Filmed ‘Walking Out’ Hits the Road for Premiere Tour

Montana Film Festival Brings Feature Film to Theaters Across Montana

Friday, October 6, 2017/Categories: Market MT, Film

MONTANA – The Montana Film Office at the Department of Commerce is teaming up with the Montana Film Festival to bring the new feature film Walking Out to theaters across the state.

Adapted from a short story by Bozeman author David Quammen and filmed entirely in Montana around Bozeman and Livingston, Walking Out is a father-son story of survival in the Montana wilderness. The film stars Matt Bomer (Magic Mike, Normal Heart) and Josh Wiggins (Hellion, Max) and features supporting performances by Bill Pullman and Montana actress Lily Gladstone. The film was directed by Montana brothers Alex and Andrew Smith.

TimeOut New York recently listed Walking Out as one of the best films to watch this fall, calling it “suffused with Montana-shot gorgeousness” and promising it would “fill your heart to bursting.”

Special premieres in five communities will feature Q&A sessions with guests involved in the project. Guests vary by location but include Quammen, the Smith brothers and director of photography Todd McMullen.

Schedule of Premiere Events:

  • Oct. 15, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.: The Ellen Theater, Bozeman
  • Oct. 16, 7 p.m.: Empire Twin Theater, Livingston
  • Oct. 17, 7 p.m.: Myrna Loy Center, Helena
  • Oct. 18, 7 p.m.: The Rialto Theatre, Deer Lodge
  • Oct. 19, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Missoula

Additionally, the film will be showing at various theaters around the state in October and November as part of the Montana Film Festival Roadshow. The Roadshow will continue in December, featuring The Ballad of Lefty Brown, another film shot entirely in Montana.

For a complete schedule, visit

The Montana Film Festival is under way in Missoula. It continues through this Sunday.



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