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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center Winter Film Festival

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center Winter Film Festival

This year's theme: "The Film Legacy of the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center."

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If you’re not a snow bunny or winter lover, sometimes it’s hard to get motivated to go outside and enjoy the recreational, public lands that are so readily available to us. Luckily, many interpretive centers provide us with plenty of activities we can enjoy within the warmth of their walls.

Managed by the USDA Forest Service, the 25,000 square-foot building that is the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, Montana—among its many year round exhibits and activities—plays host to an annual winter film festival.

Each winter the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center presents a series of films on differing subjects. This year, the theme is "The Film Legacy of the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center," which begins on January 19 and ends on February 16th.

This winter's series begins with the film that put the Interpretive Center on the map: Ken Burns' Corps of Discovery. This miniseries, on PBS, brought the story of Lewis and Clark to the attention of the world and will run in two parts on January 19 and January 26.

In February, the center will show The Greatest Good, a landmark film about the U.S. Forest Service since its beginnings in the late 1800s and Confluence of Time and Courage, detailing the experiences of the 1805 Lewis and Clark expedition. The series ends with Green Fire, about Aldo Leopold—one of the greatest voices for conservation in the latter half of the 20th century.

Films run at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. The Film Festival presentations are free to the public, but visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Great Falls Food Bank.

The Lewis and Clark National and Historic Interpretive Center
4201 Giant Springs Road
Great Falls, Montana 59405
406.727.8733