New Neighbors Project Films & Music

The Rialto proudly presents

New Neighbors Project Films & Music

Joel Makeci

Sat · March 17, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

St. Patrick's Day for us here at the Rialto is more than green beer and goofy hats. It's about reflecting on what immigrants mean to our country and how they've woven traditions into the fabric of our diverse society. This St. Patrick's Day we ask that you join our friends from Missoula, recently arrived refugees from Africa, to share their stories with us of what assimulating has been like for them into our dear home state. Join us for short films made by them and a question and answer session with the filmmakers themselves. Afterwards, steady yourself for the wonderfully worldly sounds from Joel Makeci, a true and mysterious musical gift from way across the waters, now at home in Missoula. 

This St. Patrick's Day let us celebrate what makes this country unique by welcoming new voices, styles, and music into our lives. Come meet our new neighbors. 

New Neighbors Project Films & Music - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
New Neighbors Project Films & Music
Who better to tell the story of America in 2018 than those who seek to live the American dream? What better antidote might there be to divisive politics and “alternative facts” stoking anti-immigrant hostility than visual documentation and music from displaced peoples productively embracing their fresh start, building memories, enriching our communities and culture, and renewing the foundational American narrative?
Our media landscape is rife with accounts about and on behalf of refugees, but there are few opportunities for self-representation and community dialogue. Enter the New Neighbor’s Project (, a community film and media project out of Missoula, Montana whose films Never Give Up While You Are Still Alive, Kuwezesha Wanakate, and Renga For The West are hitting the road in March with a screening at the Rialto Theatre in Bozeman on March 17th. Come check out self-directed films by some of Missoula’s newest neighbors and some incredible Congolese music from talented musician, Joel Makeci (, after the films!
Venue Information:
Rialto Bozeman
10 West Main St.
Bozeman, MT, 59715