March 13th Program - An Evening With Wildlife Filmmaker Bob Landis
**NOTE: WE ARE NOT MEETING AT HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH FOR THIS PROGRAM**
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Sacajawea Audubon presents a special evening with wildlife cinematographer Bob Landis.
Bob Landis will present his lectured video, Y to A: 2016 High Lights, on Monday, March 13th at the Ellen Theatre in downtown Bozeman. The program is a summary of the best sequences filmed in Yellowstone and Denali this past year by Landis. It includes the usual cast of characters; wolves, coyotes, foxes, bears and a variety of birds, with emphasis on interesting behavior. A few sequences have already been incorporated into current projects; most are waiting in line for future programs. Outstanding sequence goes to the golden eagle attacking a coyote in an attempt to steal its food. The program is suitable for all audiences with kill sequences left on the cutting room floor. A review of a just-completed program about the Hayden and Canyon wolf packs is included as a trailer.
Bob starting filming wildlife with his father in 1960 as a rank amateur. His father took extensive big hunting trips in northern British Columbia. These were documented in 16mm film. On these hunts, Bob was told to go "shoot". It was left to him to decide to shoot with camera or gun. Landis has long put the gun aside, but continues to "shoot" with a camera, full-time professionally since 1993. He was lucky to be on the scene and fully equipped when wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone. In the succeeding 21 years, Bob co-produced eight one hour programs for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and NATURE. His favorites are IN THE VALLEY OF THE WOLVES for NATURE on PBS, and THE RISE OF BLACK WOLF for the National Geographic Channel. Bob considers himself semi-retired, mostly tired, and has gone back to his roots of producing, with a partner, his own programs. The most recent being: WHITE WOLF OF THE HAYDEN PACK, and WHITE WOLF OF THE CANYON PACK.
The program begins at 7 p.m. with a social starting at 6:30. Beer, wine & coffee will be available for purchase. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 to help support Sacajawea Audubon conservation programs.