at the Norgan Theatre: Montana Story.

Film Fest in October presents at the Norgan Theatre: Montana Story. A 2021 American drama film written and directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel. The film stars Haley Lu Richardson and Owen Teague. Two siblings return to their family’s ranch in Montana after their father falls into a coma.

Owen Teague plays Cal Thorne, a young man drawn back to the family ranch to be with his ailing father, Wade. A migrant nurse, Ace (Gilbert Owuor), has been hired to care for the old man, and longtime employee Valentina (Kimberly Guerrero) tries to help manage the sprawling property. But Wade has dug his family deep into debt with the bank, and Cal is ill-prepared to take the reins. His answer to what to do with their horses infuriates his sister Erin (Haley Lu Richardson) when she arrives from back east. The stage is set for an eternal conflict that pushes Cal and Erin to see each other truly. Both she and Cal carry wounds from childhood that drove them from home. With their father dying, they have no choice but to confront together what home now means to them.

Click here for the trailer:

There are shades of America’s great mid-century dramatists here, and
of ’70s reckonings such as Five Easy Pieces. McGehee and Siegel
unfold the grand themes of their film in a natural, unforced way, while Giles Nuttgens’ gorgeous 35mm cinematography gives this story —
and Montana’s sweeping landscapes — the scale it deserves.

See you at the Norgan Theatre in Palmerston. On Monday, October 17th, at 7:15 pm.

Montana Story 2021

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