In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean

THE STORY OF THE BLACKFOOT | September 14-15, 2019 | Seeley Lake & Missoula, Montana

The 2017 In The Footsteps Of Norman Maclean Festival presents three days of stories from the iconic Blackfoot River and Blackfoot Valley of northwest Montana.

 
 

Alpine Artisans & Clearwater Montana Properties present the 2019
In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean Festival
MCT Theater, Missoula, Montana

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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 Maclean will keynote an event Friday at the Museum of Forest Service History featuring the re-printing of Elers Koch's book 40 Years a Forester: 1903-1943 with Eler's Grandson, Peter Koch.

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, the Salish and Blackfeet production team behind Debra Magpie Earling's award-winning novel, Perma Red, will share their process of development and production of this upcoming Perma Red TV series. 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.

Ticketing

Ticketing
Tickets can be purchased separately for all events, or you can purchase an All Access Pass that is for the Saturday and Sunday events only. Click here for ticket information.


Actor Tom Skerritt and Norman Maclean's grandson, Jacob Snyder at the 2017 In The Footsteps of Norman Maclean Festival. Image: Chenoa Dwyer.

Actor Tom Skerritt and Norman Maclean's grandson, Jacob Snyder at the 2017 In The Footsteps of Norman Maclean Festival. Image: Chenoa Dwyer.


"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it."

~ Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It

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Sponsors: Montana Film Office • Big Blackfoot Riverkeeper • Citizens Alliance Bank • Humanities Montana • Missoula Federal Credit Union • Montana Cultural Trust • Montana Department of Commerce • Seeley Lake Community Foundation

For More Information contact: Jenny Rohrer, Festival Coordinator
(406) 754-0034, rohrervid@aol.com


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