Film Screening BELLA VISTA an independent feature with Missoula Filmmaker present
- Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
- Gaines Hall - view map
Bozeman Film Society and MSU School of Film and Photography team up to bring Missoula based filmmaker Vera Brunner-Sung to Bozeman for a free screening and discussion of her first feature fiction film "Bella Vista." Shot in Missoula, MT, the film had it's World Premiere at the 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam. The main character is a thirty-something Doris, who is teaching English to a group of international students in Missoula, and finds herself increasingly alone. While she grasps for the connection that might save her, it turns out it is her students who understand what it takes to belong. Vera Brunner-Sung (writer/director/producer) has shown her award-winning short experimental documentaries at festivals, galleries, and museums around the world.
This first independent feature from Brunner-Sung will be touring the state of Montana, and this screening and Q&A afterwards will provide an outstanding opportunity for the public and students alike to see the feature, which has not yet been released, and learn about the process of making an independently financed feature film, from pre production to post.
“With a beautifully photographic eye, provocative shifts in perspective, and a sensory approach to questions of location, history, and language, BELLA VISTA is a remarkable debut that puts Brunner-Sung on the feature-film map, no doubt ready to drift onto another.” –Christina Ree, San Diego Asian Film Festival.
- Cindy Stillwell