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Great Falls-based film “Wildlife” will be shown at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

A film based in 1960’s Great Falls will be on the big screen Wednesday night as part of its tour around the state.

“Wildlife” will be shown at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The movie is based on the novel by Billings author Richard Ford.

It tells the story of a Great Falls man played by Jake Gyllenhaal who loses his job and his sense of purpose.

The film follows the struggles of his family when he leaves to help fight wildfires near the Canadian border.

The fictional story was shot in Livingston and is being shown around Montana, but Lewis and Clark Foundation Executive Director Jay Russell explains the showing will be unique.

“The film is being shown at several different venues around the state of Montana, about six or seven different cities, and we were chosen as the venue for Great Falls and Richard Ford, the author of the novel, will be here in Great Falls and in Billings. Those were the only two venues that he will be appearing at,” Russell said.

Tickets for the PG-13 rated film are $8 and can be purchased at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center or at Kaufmans.

A question-and-answer session with the author will follow the screening.

-Reported by Joe Huisinga/MTN News

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