Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival is Sept. 14 – press release

August 10, 2012

Categories: Events, News, Northern Plains Resource Council

7 p.m.
(free bonus film at 5 p.m.)
Friday, Sept.14
Petro Theater, MSU-Billings
$10 at door; $8 advance; children 10 and younger free

Advance ticket outlets:

  • The Base Camp, 1730 Grand Avenue
  • Barjon’s Books, 223 N. 29th St.
  • Northern Plains Resource Council, 220 S. 27th Street.

15 short films, door prizes.

For information, call (406) 248-1154 or email

By Northern Plains Resource Council

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is returning to Billings on Friday, Sept. 14. The festival highlights 15 short films that are beautiful in their settings but educational and challenging in their issues and message. Some of the films encourage citizens to get involved on issues important to the land, the water, and to our quality of life. Others are just plain fun. And most are a combination of both.

For the fourth year, Northern Plains Resource Council will host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Petro Theater at MSU-Billings, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 ($8 advance). Children 10 and younger are admitted free if accompanied by an adult. The $8 advance tickets can be purchased at The Base Camp, 1730 Grand Avenue; Barjon’s Books, 223 N. 29th Street, or the Northern Plains office, 220 S. 27th Street.

A free, 45-minute bonus film will be shown Sept. 14 at Petro Theater at 5 p.m. With My Own Two Wheels weaves together five diverse people’s stories into a tale about how the bicycle can change the world – one pedal stroke at a time.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival has traveled nationwide since it started in 2004. Each of the venues is hosted by a local organization as a way to raise awareness for its campaigns and encourage the involvement of local citizens. The film festival tour is sponsored by six companies — Patagonia, Clif Bar, Sierra Nevada Brewery, Osprey Packs, and Mother Jones magazine — that have come together to make these films available to audiences across the country. The Billings showing also is made possible by several local sponsors.

The showing at Petro Theater will also include door prizes for audience members.

Northern Plains is an agriculture and conservation group that organizes Montana citizens to protect our water quality, family farms and ranches, and our unique way of life.

For information, please call Briana at (406) 248-1154 or email

220 South 27th Street, Suite A
Billings, Montana 59101
(406) 248-1154