When: Tuesday, Sept. 15th at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Emerson Crawford Theater
It’s been called “The Big Empty” – an immense sea of sagebrush that once stretched 500,000 square miles across North America, yet it’s far from empty, as those who look closely will discover. The new nature documentary by the acclaimed Cornell Lab of Ornithology, The Sagebrush Sea, follows the Greater Sage-grouse -- an increasingly rare bird with an otherworldly mating display -- through a year on the steppe. This stunning movie captures the rich and complicated interactions between species amongst the sagebrush.
Witness rarely observed moments in the lives of some of the West’s most iconic wildlife - including Golden Eagles, mule deer, pronghorn, badgers, and hawks. This documentary comes at a pivotal time as our state and nation determine the future of this landscape and the wildlife that are dependent on it.
Having recently premiered on the award-winning PBS NATURE series, the public is invited to enjoy this nature documentary on the big screen. Afterwards, take part in a conversation about our iconic Western landscape and hear from people on the forefront of what The New York Times is calling, “One of the great conservation efforts of this century.”
▪️Marc Dantzker – Former Biologist/Producer of The Sagebrush Sea, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
▪️Dr. Steve Knick – Researcher, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
▪️Dave Chadwick - Executive Director, Montana Wildlife Federation (MWF)
▪️Janet Ellis - Senior Director of Public Policy, Montana Audubon
The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with free beverages and snacks. The film starts at 6:40 p.m. with the panel discussion following.