BOZEMAN, Montana (May 3, 2012) – A feature documentary film from award-winning filmmaker Hunter Weeks will host its world premier in Bozeman later this month. The adventure feature, “Where the Yellowstone Goes,” filmed on the Yellowstone River this summer, will debut at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at The Ellen Theatre.
“After completing the film, we knew Montana was the right place to hold the world premiere. It’s a story that captures the essence of what makes this place so special,” said director, Hunter Weeks.
The crew floated nearly 600 miles in a hand-made drift boat, capturing notes of wisdom as told by the locals met throughout the 30-day adventure on the Yellowstone River. The longest undammed river in the United States, the Yellowstone’s unspoiled beauty is legendary. With elements of fly-fishing, conservation, and the type of clarity that can only be found upon slowing down, “Where the Yellowstone Goes” is more than a simple journey. It’s about people, our environment, and the harmony that exists between them.
From the film’s river guides to the companies that got the project off the ground, “Where the Yellowstone Goes” has received tremendous support throughout Montana. Presenting sponsor Trout Headwaters Inc. headquartered in Livingston, Mont., Simms Fishing Products in Bozeman and the Montana Office of Tourism were among the first to rally behind the film.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the way the film portrays this precious resource, and how it will continue to advance understanding, love and conservation of theYellowstone River for many years to come,” said Michael Sprague, President of Trout Headwaters, Inc.
Special musical guest , OpenRange, will kick off the event. The Livingston, Mont. band provides music for the film’s soundtrack. Immediately following the screening, the cast and crew will participate in a question and answer session. Tickets are $15 plus a $1 restoration fee for The Ellen Theater.
Sarah E. Hall, Producer
Presented by Trout Headwaters, Inc., Where the Yellowstone Goes is a feature length documentary film following a 30-day drift boat journey along the Yellowstone River. Filmed in August and September of 2011, the film follows a small crew down theYellowstone River from Gardiner, MT to the confluence of the Missouri River atFort Buford, ND. “Where theYellowstone Goes” is a Thoughtful Adventure from Red Popsicle films. Additional film sponsors include Montana Office of Tourism, Simms, and Costa Sunglasses. It is the 4th directorial release from Hunter Weeks whose credits also include 10 MPH and Ride the Divide.