The Bozeman Doc Series and the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival present


Thu · January 18, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$10 - $12



The Bozeman Doc Series continues Thursday, January 18th, with a special event at the Rialto Theater co-sponsored by the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival featuring a reception and the Montana premiere of the critically-acclaimed new documentary, Dolores.

The evening will begin at 6:00pm with a reception featuring food, drink and music and hosted by the organizers of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF) in the Rialto’s Light Box room. The largest cinema event in Montana and the premiere venue for non-fiction film in the American West, the BSDFF draws an audience of 20,000 viewers yearly, and receives over 1800 film entries from every corner of the globe. Recently listed among Moviemaker Magazine’s “50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee”, the festival continues to rise in prestige in the worldwide documentary community. This year’s festival will take place February 16-25 in Missoula.

Join the Big Sky Doc Fest and Bozeman Doc Series teams at the reception before the film. Meet the festival’s Executive Director, Rachel Gregg, as well as programmers and other members of the BSDFF team, and learn more about one of Montana’s most vibrant cultural events. Starting at 7pm, the award winning short documentary, So Damn Glad, by Montana filmmaker Justin Lubke, which was featured at the 2017 festival, will be screened before the feature presentation of Dolores.

Dolores chronicles the life of Dolores Huerta, one of the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers union with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.

“Exuberantly inspiring…makes you want to march and dance.” David Talbot, San Francisco Chronicle
“Huerta has been jailed, seriously beaten, mocked by commentator Glenn Beck and given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama. Yet she doesn't have the name recognition of her close collaborator, Cesar Chavez, something director Peter Bratt is determined to change with this vivid, informative and heartening documentary. The unexpected thing about "Dolores," finally, is that if its political story makes it important, its human story makes it involving. "You can't make change," Huerta says, "unless you're willing to give something up," and this fine documentary shows the truth of that from both sides of the coin.” Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times
Please note: our regular tickets, good for any regular screening at the Emerson Center, will not be accepted for this screening. A specific ticket to the Dolores screening at the Rialto is required. There are a limited number of tickets available for the event, so please get them early at, Cactus Records, or Movie Lovers in Bozeman. There will also be a limited number of tickets for sale at the door, as well as a limited number of seats held for season pass and punch card holders, so arrive early if you plan to use one! Learn more about the event at The Bozeman Doc Series will continue with one screening every other Thursday through April.
Venue Information:
Rialto Bozeman
10 West Main St.
Bozeman, MT, 59715