Two Montana films featured at South by Southwest

Two made-in-Montana films will be shown this weekend at the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Laurel explosives expert, Bobby Brooks, worked on the stunts for one, The Ballad of Lefty Brown.
The Ballad of Lefty Brown is making its world premiere on Saturday. The Western was filmed outside of a ranch in Harrison, Mont., Bannack State Park and Montana Heritage Commission site Nevada City using Montana crew. It features actors Bill Pullman, Kathy Baker and Peter Fonda.
Walking Out was written and directed by Montana natives Alex and Andrew Smith. It was filmed in Livingston, the Paradise Valley, and Hyalite Canyon using Montana crew. SXSW has dubbed Walking Out a “festival favorite,” and will be screened three times beginning March 12. The film features Matt Bomer, Josh Wiggins, Bill Pullman and Montana actor Lily Gladstone.  
Both films were funded in-part by the Big Sky Film Grant.


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What’s your favorite classic scary movie for Halloween?
Psycho (1960)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
The Exorcist (1973)
Halloween (1978)
The Shining (1980)
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