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MT premiere of 'Winter in the Blood' in Missoula

By The Associated Press
Published On: Jul 08 2013 03:41:12 PM MDT
HELENA, Mont. -

The Montana premiere of the movie "Winter in the Blood" is set for July 20 at the Roxy Theater in Missoula.

The movie is co-directed by Montana natives Alex and Andrew Smith and is based on the book by Missoula author James Welch. It was filmed in the summer of 2011 along the Montana Hi-Line - in Chinook and Havre as well as on the Fort Belknap and Rocky Boy's reservations.

Andrew Smith, an associate professor at the University of Montana's School of Media Arts, and his brother, Alex, will introduce screenings at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and answer questions afterward. Several key cast members are scheduled to attend, including Chaske Spencer, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson and Montana native Lily Gladstone.

The film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June.