The River and the Wall – Premiere with Director & Crew

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Bozeman Premiere with Director Ben Masters, and Crew Members Phillip Baribeau and Korey Kaczmarek 

Wednesday, May 08 – General Admission Seating
 7:30 PM @ The Emerson Crawford Theater

Five friends trek 1200 mile by canoe, mountain bike, and horseback to examine first-hand the impact of Trumps proposed border wall.

“IT (THE RIVER AND THE WALL) RECLAIMS SOME MUCH NEEDED MEANING FOR THE WORD BORDER – AS AN ECOSYSTEM FOR WILDLIFE, AS A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE LIVE AND WORK, AND AS A WILD LANDSCAPE FOR A GREAT ADVENTURE.” OUTSIDE MAGAZINE

Five friends embark on a 1, 200-mile mountain bike, horse, and canoe expedition down the Rio Grande to document the borderlands before construction of a wall and to explore how it would impact wildlife, immigration, public lands, border security, and landowners. Told through stunning cinematography, the film will take you on an adventure down the US-Mexico border to see the 1, 000 foot high canyons, vast mountains, vibrant cities, and lush forests in the path of Trump’s proposed border wall. During the three month journey, the team meets the team meets with Democrat Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Republican Congressman Will Hurd, Border Patrol agents, wildlife biologists, immigration experts, and landowners to better understand how a wall would work and where it would go. As the vast wilderness of the Big Bend gives way to the more populated Lower Rio Grande Valley, the team comes face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enters uncharted emotional waters. NR, the film runs 109 minutes.

” It would be a big mistake to peg this as a political movie. It’s much more than that. In fact, it is a thrilling and gorgeous tale of adventure, with humor and flat-out wonder at nature’s beauty.”  Austin360