In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean

THE STORY OF THE BLACKFOOT | September 8-10, 2017 | 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

This year is the 25th Anniversary of the release of the movie, A River Runs Through It. To celebrate, the In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean Festival presents three days of stories from the iconic Blackfoot River and Blackfoot Valley featuring many of the creative team that brought A River Runs Through It to the Big Screen, including lead actor, Tom Skerritt.

Festival All-Access Pass:  $200
Includes all of the day-time programming, plus the Gala Dinner and Wine Tasting. A $240 value! Friday and Saturday Box Lunches are available for purchase separately..


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
The Story of the Blackfoot

Friday's program includes your choice of tours in the morning (9:00-11:30 am) and an afternoon literary program at the Double Arrow Resort beginning at 1:00 pm. 

Conservation of the Blackfoot

Conservation of the Blackfoot

Norman's Favorite Fishing Holes. Image: Seeley Swan Pathfinder.

Norman's Favorite Fishing Holes. Image: Seeley Swan Pathfinder.

Geology of the Blackfoot Valley

Geology of the Blackfoot Valley

Norman's Neighborhood Guided Tour. Image: John Maclean.

Norman's Neighborhood Guided Tour. Image: John Maclean.

Tours are self-driving and include:

1)  Conservation of the Blackfoot presented by Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited (BBCTU) and the Blackfoot Challenge.  Includes tour of Ovando's Rolling Stone Ranch and BBCTU conservation sites. Start time: 9:00 am at the Double Arrow Resort.

2) Norman's Favorite Fishing Holes: Tour Norman's favorite fishing holes on the Blackfoot, led by Jerry O'Connell, Big Blackfoot Riverkeeper. Start time: 9:00 am at the Grizzly Claw Trading Company in Seeley Lake.

3)  Geology of the Blackfoot Valley: Tour the glacial history of the Blackfoot Valley led by Dr, James Sears, University of Montana Geologist. Start time: 9:00 am at the Double Arrow Resort.

4)  Norman's Neighborhood Guided Tour: Learn of the natural and cultural history related to the Maclean Family around Seeley Lake. Start time: 9:30 am at the Seeley Lake Historical Museum.

11:45 am

Box Lunch at the Double Arrow Resort (Choice of sandwich, chips, fruit, cookie & drink).

Box Lunch - $15. Provided by Double Arrow Resort.

 

 

1:00 pm

Governor Steve Bullock, Maclean Festival 2015. Image: Lindsay Atnip.

Governor Steve Bullock, Maclean Festival 2015. Image: Lindsay Atnip.

Explore the native and non-native history of the Blackfoot Valley with keynote speaker and author Richard Manning, Blackfeet troubadour Jack Gladstone, authors Debra Earling and Stephanie Ambrose-Tubbs, stories of river restoration from the Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Blackfoot Challenge and the founding of the valley's first dude ranch with Juanita Vero of the E Bar L Ranch.

Friday All Day Tickets - $25
Includes Tours and Afternoon Program

 

 

Gala Dinner
6:00 pm

Elegant catered dinner with hosted bar at the home of the Big Blackfoot Riverkeeper on the banks of the Blackfoot River. Land Lindbergh and Hank Goetz join us to reminisce about the establishment of Montana's first conservation easement.

Gala Dinner - $125


Ellis Nunos band

Ellis Nunos band

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
New Insights on Norman's Writing and the Headwaters Story

Double Arrow Resort, Seeley Lake, MT

New Insights on Norman's Writing
9:30 am

Four authors share lively new insights on Norman's writing, including O. Alan Weltzien (editor, the Norman Maclean Reader), William Bevis (author, “Maclean's River” from Ten Tough Trips), scholar Timothy Schilling, and author and river guide Chris Dombrowski.

Seeley Swan High School students read from Rivers poetry journal.

 
New Insights on Norman's Writing & the Headwaters Story. Image: Veronica Wald.

New Insights on Norman's Writing & the Headwaters Story. Image: Veronica Wald.

11:30 am

Box Lunch at the Double Arrow Resort (Choice of sandwich, chips, fruit, cookie & drink).

Box Lunch - $15. Provided by Double Arrow Resort.

 

 

1:00 pm

Headwaters gather to share their vision and contribution to this important 1996 compilation of short stories, essays and poems. Headwaters writers include: Annick Smith, William Kittredge, Debra Earling, Dee McNamer, Peter Stark, Pete Fromm, Caroline Patterson, Fred Haefele, Alex Smith, and Andrew Smith.

Saturday All Day Tickets - $25

 

 

4:00 pm

Tour of Maclean's favorite fishing holes. Registration limited to 30. 


Norman's Fishing Hole Tour. Image: Seeley Swan Pathfinder.

Norman's Fishing Hole Tour. Image: Seeley Swan Pathfinder.

5:00 pm

Wine tasting with Missoula's Mike the Wine Guy, featuring premium wines, hors d'oeuvres, and live music.

Wine Tasting - $35


Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
Chuckwagon Pancake Breakfast with John Maclean presenting "Growing up Together: The Macleans and the Forest Service"

National Museum of Forest Service History Bungalow Ranger Station,6305 Highway 10 West, Missoula

9:00 am

FREE

For Information contact the National Museum of Forest Service History Office. Phone: (406) 541-6374 or visit
www.forestservicemuseum.org


John Maclean

John Maclean

Shadow Casting:
The Making of A River Runs Through It

The Roxy Theater, Missoula

9:30 am

Screening of Shadow Casting: The Making of A River Runs Through It with Director Dennis Aig. Production Photos and Q&A with John Bailey,  Fly Fishing Coach for A River Runs Through It

 
Robert Redford and Brad Pitt during the filming of A River Runs Through It

Robert Redford and Brad Pitt during the filming of A River Runs Through It

 

Shadow Casting: The Making of A River Runs Through It - $10

 

 

From the Book to the Big Screen: Making A River Runs Through It

The Wilma, Missoula

1:00 pm

  • Actor Tom Skerritt, played Reverend Maclean
  • Patrick Markey, Producer of the film
  • Richard Friedenberg, Screenwriter
  • Mike Fantasia, Location Manager
  • Presentation by filmmakers Alex and Andrew Smith about their experience bringing Montana authors to the big screen in their films Winter in the Blood (2013 - based on a book by James Welch), and Walking Out (October 2017 release - based on the book by David Quammen and featured at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival).

Showing of A River Runs Through It 

From the Book to the Big Screen: Making A River Runs Through It - $20


Actor Tom Skerritt

Actor Tom Skerritt

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

~ Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It

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Produced by Alpine Artisans
Sponsors: Montana Film Office • Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited • Big Blackfoot Riverkeeper • Blackfoot Challenge • Humanities Montana • Montana Cultural Trust • Montana Department of Commerce • National Endowment for the Arts • Seeley Lake Community Foundation •  Seeley Lake Historical Society and Museum


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


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