7th - Point and Shoot - Bozeman Doc Series
Point and Shoot Hosted by Bozeman Doc Series
THE BOZEMAN DOC SERIES
Real People. Real Life. Come See the World
Over the past ten years, documentary film has undergone a renaissance, and the art form is more vital than ever. Hosted and curated by local award-winning documentary filmmaker Jason Burlage, The Bozeman Doc Series aims to bring the year’s best films from around the world to the Emerson Center, from environmental dramas to political profiles to intimate personal films.
Sunday, December 7th, 7pm – Point and Shoot
On Sunday, December 7th, the Bozeman Doc Series will present the Montana premiere of the acclaimed documentary Point and Shoot. Directed by two-time Academy Award nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry, the film won the Best Documentary Feature award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and is considered a strong contender for this year’s Oscars.
In 2006, Matt VanDyke, a timid 27-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, left home in Baltimore and set off on a self-described “crash course in manhood”. He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a three-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East.
While traveling, he struck up an unlikely friendship with a Libyan hippie, and when revolution broke out in Libya, Matt joined his friend in the fight against dictator Muammar Gaddafi. With a gun in one hand and a camera in the other, Matt fought in -- and filmed -- the war until he was captured by Gaddafi forces and held in solitary confinement for six months. Point and Shoot is a harrowing and sometimes humorous story of a young man’s struggle for political revolution and personal transformation.
“A gripping non-fiction thriller. Riveting... suspenseful, densely edited... an extraordinary and quietly disturbing film." David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"A rollicking ride... a jaw-dropping story." Matt Prigge, Metro
Doors open at 6:30 PM, and the films begins at 7:00. Tickets are available at the door or before the show at Cactus Records and Movie Lovers. Tickets are also available online at www.bozemandocseries.org, where you can buy season passes and 7 film punch cards, learn more about the series, and view trailers for upcoming films. The series will continue through April with one screening every two weeks.
14th - A Handbell Christmas Tapestry
Bells of the Bridgers Christmas Concert “A Handbell Christmas Tapestry” will be Sunday December 14th at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. at St James Episcopal, 5 West Olive in Bozeman. The concert is free and open to the public.
Bells of the Bridgers, Bozeman’s premier community handbell ensemble is now in its 9th season. This truly ecumenical group represents a cross-section of the Gallatin and Park County handbell community. Ringers include handbell directors from local churches, ringers of all ages, and varying levels of experience. Regardless of experience, their dedication and strong commitment level binds them together to create this unique form of music, the ultimate in teamwork! Director M.A. Bellingham is now in her 5th season at the helm, bringing nearly 20 years of community handbell experience to the Gallatin Valley area. Bells of the Bridgers rings on 5 octaves of Schulmerich handbells, the largest collection of bells in the area. Also used are 4 ½ octaves of Malmark chimes adding a different tonal color.
This year’s Christmas concert “A Handbell Christmas Tapestry” includes a wide variety of handbell arrangements with basic ringing, stopped sound techniques, mallets, echo rings, and the ethereal “Singing Bell” technique, all showcasing the variety of sounds and techniques available for the instrument. Concert repertoire ranges from sacred to secular, there is something for everyone!
Pieces woven together in the musical tapestry include “Bell Carol of the Kings,” combining “Ukrainian Bell Carol” (Carol of the Bells) with “We Three Kings,” and “Coventry Carol” which is skillfully combined with “O Come O Come Emmanuel.” “Ding Dong Merrily on High” merges with “Good King Wenceslas,” with standard “bell peal” style. Sample stand alone arrangements of a single title which showcase handbell techniques on different verses include “Gloria” (Angels We Have Heard on High), “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” and “Do You Hear What I Hear?”
Secular or “pops” pieces range from “Christmas Toys on Parade,” “The Christmas Song” and the ultimate in whip cracking fun, LeRoy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.” Percussion adds flavor and variety to some selections.
Closing the December 14 Bozeman concerts is “Silent Night,” with piano and St James Episcopal’s Father Clark Sherman narrating. This arrangement features rich jazzy harmonies with narrator on the repeat verse reading “In that region, there were shepherds living in the fields - keeping watch over their flock by night…” through the conclusion of the paraphrased scriptural Christmas story, meshing beautifully with the melody of “Silent Night.”
16th - Women's Leadership Series in Bozeman
Heartmanity and Jennifer Williams hosts this monthly women's leadership series on the third Tuesday of each month at The Heartmanity Center in Bozeman.
This gourmet lunch 'n learn leadership event is not a networking event, but rather a place for women in business to learn strategies and skills to grow their businesses and their business relationships.
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. See our website, and look for the Classes tab for more information.