Film Night Celebrating Recreation and Our Open Space

We feel pretty lucky to live in this incredible place that allows us to run, hike and mountain bike right out our front door. Join us and our partners, MTB MissoulaThe Nature Conservancy and Run Wild Missoula for an evening screening of three short films that celebrate some of the ways we love and use open space. We'll also be giving an update on our Mount Dean Stone project!

When: Wednesday, February 15th, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Where: Missoula Community Theater, 200 North Adams Street, Missoula

Schedule of events:

6:00pm: Doors open

6:45pm: Mount Dean Stone update and films begin

8:15pm: Evening wrap-up and questions

Entrance is $10 which includes your first Big Sky Brewing Co. beer or soda.  Food will be available for purchase from Burns Street Bistro. Come share a beer with friends and enjoy three inspiring films to fuel your stoke! 

Our films will be:

The Hard Way is the inspirational story of Bob Hayes, an 89-year-old who runs 30 races a year, cuts his firewood by hand and does things the hard way to remain active and alive (he's also a Five Valleys conservation easement landowner!). As Bob pushes 90, longer races take a larger toll. How will Bob’s cadence of hard work and intention help him navigate the challenges of aging?

On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of Montana Private Land Conservation tells the story of how the first conservation easement along the Blackfoot River 40 years ago blazed the trail that has led to protecting 2.4 million acres of Montana’s lands and waters to date, safeguarding them for future generations. You won't want to miss this film's Missoula premiere!

Shift is about a group of indigenous youth from Carcross, Yukon who have spent the past ten years converting historical trails in the mountains around their community into a world-class mountain biking destination - and transforming themselves along the way.

Questions?  Contact Lena at

Header photo of Mount Dean Stone by Five Valleys staff.

The Hard Way was produced by Jeremy Lurgio and Erik Peterson.

On the Shoulders of Giants was produced by Eric Ian for the Montana Association of Land Trusts (MALT). Photo courtesy of MALT.

Shift was produced by Shot in the Dark Productions.


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