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Montana Premiere with Guest Panel
A Benefit for



Join the Bozeman Film Society on Thursday, June 8 at the Emerson Crawford Theater for the Premiere of Montana-made feature film Mending the Line. A benefit for the Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation, the evening kicks off at 6 PM in the ballroom with a no-host social, tickets for drawings, and booths with WQW, Yellow Sally, Anglers West, RO Driftboat, Urbani Fisheries, LLC, and the American Legion.


Drawing items include G4 Waders from Simms | The Rivers Edge, women's fly-fishing clothing from Yellow Sally, a Patogonia Fishing pack from Angler's West, the Steve Ramirez "Casting" book collection from Lyons Press, 2 Sage Foundation fly-rod combos from Far Bank , and a Hardy HBX Carryall, TMR Hip Flask, a signed Art Print, and hat from Tom Morgan Rodsmiths! $10 drawing tickets available in ballroom during no-host social.


  • Tickets $12-$20 (plus fee) - available online or at the door and include 1 free raffle ticket!

  • Seating is General Admission and show starts at 7 PM. Ballroom opens 6 PM.

  • Panel discussion follows with  Stephen Camelio, MTL Screenwriter/Producer; Brian Gilman, WQW alumni/staff and MTL cast member Larry Weidinger, CSM US Army (Ret); and Joe Urbani, Urbani Fisheries.

Synopsis: John Cotler (Walls), a wounded veteran, returns to the States still carrying the demons of war, hauntingly disturbed by the everyday expectations of friendships and love interests. In Livingston, Montana, he meets Ike (Cox), a surly, headstrong fly-fisherman more than twice his age, and Lucy (Mattfeld), a talented photographer turned librarian who reads aloud to veterans, both struggling in their own way. While getting treatment for his wounds, both physical and psychological, Colter wants only to re-enlist, to have something to die for. But the real challenge is finding something to live for. Rated R. Mending the Line is the recipient of a Big Sky Film Grant.

Mending the Line stars Brian Cox (“Succession”), Sinqua Walls (Nanny, White Men Can’t Jump), Perry Mattfeld (“In the Dark”), Wes Studi (The Last of the Mohicans), Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond”, “The Middle”), Chris Galust (Give Me Liberty), and Irene Bedard (How to Blow Up a Pipeline, Pocahontas). The film also features plenty of crew and extras from SW Montana.

The feature is directed by Joshua Caldwell, who's previous credits include Negative, Infamous, and the TV series Release. The screenwriter/producer is local Bozeman resident Stephen  Camelio, who follows up on his screenwriting feature debut The Push.

A portion of ticket sales and 100% of drawing proceeds will support the Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation and their efforts to help post-9/11 and Afghanistan war veterans suffering from trauma. 

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