Alpine Artisans & Clearwater Montana Properties present the 2019
In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean Festival
MCT Theater, Missoula, Montana
This year, the In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean Festival will explore the work of outstanding Western authors who have 'followed in the footsteps' of Norman Maclean, featuring our theme: Writing the West: The Way Forward.
Saturday's Program: At MCT Theater, Missoula
Our theme, Writing the West: A Way Forward, is reflected in the entire body of work of our keynote speaker, Michael Punke. Other Saturday speakers who will address these challenges within the context of their work include Rick Bass, Debra Magpie Earling, Peter Stark, Dan O'Brien, Judy Blunt, and Richard Manning. Saturday evening features our Gala Dinner with an address by Annick Smith who asks, Is This Still the Last Best Place?
Friday's Program: In Seeley Lake & Missoula
Friday's tours include “Norman Maclean's “neighborhood” in Seeley Lake and “Norman's Favorite Fishing Holes” on the Blackfoot River. John N. Maclean and Aaron Parrett will co-host a celebration event Friday at the Museum of Forest Service History featuring the re-printing of Elers Koch's book 40 Years a Forester: 1903-1943. Copies of book will be available.
Sunday's Program: At MCT Theater, Missoula
Both the morning and afternoon program explore the challenges you face to bring an outstanding Western novel to the Big Screen. Sunday morning join the Perma Red TV series production team as they describe the dynamic process of creating a culturally significant and accurate community based production followed by A World Unseen, Documentary about the making of The Revenant. Panel members include Johnny Arlee, Salish, spiritual and cultural consultant and translator, scriptwriter Wenonah Wilms, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and associate producer Ivan MacDonald, Blackfeet. The afternoon program will tell the story behind the screenwriting challenges of The Revenant, featuring author Michael Punke, the screenwriter Mark Smith and a screening of The Revenant.
"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it."
~ Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It