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.
Walking Out, the third feature from brothers Alex and Andrew Smith (The Slaughter Rule, Winter in the Blood) in their Montana-based stories, has the Smiths teaming up with Academy Award-nominated producer Brunson Green, who returned to Montana with Laura Ivey to trace this compelling story of missed turns and critical decisions in the depths of winter.
It premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in U.S. Dramatic Competition, and has been enthralling audiences all year.
Additional stops include 2017 SXSW in Austin, Sundance Film Festival: London, San Francisco Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Festival Internacional Cine de América (Hildago, Mexico), Woods Hole Film Festival, Giffoni Film Festival (Italy), BAMcinématek (New York), American Essentials Film Festival (Australia), Sarasota Film Festival, the Sun Valley Film Festival and the Anyang International Youth Film Festival (Korea).
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 Walking Out premieres
- Oct. 15, 2 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 and 7:30 p.m., Roxy Theater, 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 MontanaFilmFestival.org/roadshow.