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MTFF Script Read: Bitterroot
Montana Film Festival
Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 2:00 PM
A live read of Vera-Brunner Sung's script for her new film project, Bitterroot.
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Admission General Admission - $9.00
Admission Senior/Student/Military/Youth - $8.00

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MTFF Script Read: Bitterroot

Writer: Vera Brunner-Sung

Presenting a live table read of a brand new script from writer/director Vera Brunner-Sung (Bella Vista, 2014). 

About the script:

Divorced and recently laid off, a Hmong man in Montana attempts to keep up appearances while avoiding pressure to remarry. Sensing something wrong, his mother consults a shaman, whose advice he ignores. As tensions mount within his family, he escapes to the mountains to pick morels. There, an encounter with a stranger challenges him to imagine a new way forward—and come to terms with the shameful secret he’s been hiding all along. Attentive to both the nuances of Hmong-American culture and the distinct landscape of western Montana, Bitterroot explores the complex experiences of former refugees once physical barriers are overcome.

Film Info
Series:Montana Film Festival
Run Time:120 min
Sponsored By:University of Montana School of Media Arts
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Vera Brunner-Sung
Writers:Vera Brunner-Sung