Posted on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
CINE International Film Festival Oct. 22-28
From Tibet and China to the American Prairie, from Africa to Capital Hill, Montana CINE means Cultures and Issues of Nature and the Environment. Featuring 50+ films culled and selected from several hundred entries, CINE provides a global view of the world around us as seen through the eyes of film. From cultural issues to environmental issues, issues of social welfare to the history and science of the horse in native and indigenous cultures, from pollution to politics, water issues to bison issues, CINE is a visual and cultural feast for the mind, the eyes and the heart.
100s of issues, 50-plus award winning films, many U.S. or Montana premiers, debut at the Roxy Theater, October 22-28, for the 9th edition of Montana CINE International Film Festival. CINE is hosted by the International Wildlife Media Center.
People ask, so we explain — CINE, is a French term that translated means cinema and Montana CINE stands for Cultures & Issues of Nature and the Environment, taking a global snapshot of world issues, here at home and across the universe, with some of the most stunning films, selected by judging panels, including the Global Award Winner, Journey of the Universe, a not to miss film event for all ages and types of audiences.
Among the topics featured during CINE, will be the controversial bison issue here in Montana; the foster care system in Montana and across the nation and the two youth who helped to change it, through the Best Montana Film, From Place to Place. Meet Raif, a young Montana man who "made it" through the system.
This year's Best of Festival, Bidder 70, is about one of the most controversial and embattled government auctions of oil & gas leases. Billion Dollar Fish, explores the plight of sturgeon, Priceless examines what's wrong with society today and Beyond Pollution takes us deep into the pollution abyss. There are films on fire issues and water issues in the ongoing international battle for clean drinking water and healthy food; not to mention a really fun, beautiful film for wine lovers, called Boom Varietal. For wine lovers, this means not only a stunning film, but that evening's screening will also feature a Malbec wine tasting featuring wines of South America, on Wednesday, October 24th before and after the screening from 4:30-5:30pm and then from 6:30-7pm.
Another major issue – wild horses and what is "native" to Montana? A series of award winning equine films, panel discussions and a hosted reception are featured Saturday October 27th beginning at 5pm. Return of the Horse & Horse Tribe, the latter which explores the Nez Perce and their relationship with the horse, were two award winners this year.
From the intensely controversial Bison issue here in Montana, as told through the Emmy award-winning film, Facing the Storm by Montana based filmmaker Doug Hawes Davis, to Bidder 70, this year's Best of Festival, CINE is gritty, heart warming and sometimes troubling; sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking. Three of this year's award-winning student films, come from MSU's Graduate Program in Science & Natural History Film Program. They are stunningly beautiful films, as diverse and uniquely different in their story telling as each of the new, young filmmakers. And they represent Montana!
CINE is a window in many ways, giving us a fleeting glimpse into other worlds of many kinds.
For Tickets & Info:
Festival Dates: Monday, October 22-Sunday, October 28
Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Avenue
5:30pm, Monday through Sunday
7pm, Monday Through Sunday
3pm, 5:30pm and 7pm Saturday & Sunday