The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival continues showcasing some of the best documentaries from around the world here in Missoula.
The event is in its 17th year but this time around, it's a little different as the film festival settles into one of its new theaters in the new Zootown Arts building. A soft opening of the Festival in the new performance art space in the ZACC was a wonderful success according to officials and the festival has continued to be a success throughout the week.
"It’s been fabulous people have been going into the gallery buying art in the middle of the week on like a Tuesday afternoon when that normally wouldn’t happen. We have had a lot of complements on all of the murals and local art that we have displayed in the ZACC," marketing events and community outreach coordinator Mikyla Veis told MTN News.
A huge plus to having the viewing space in the ZACC is that the film festival's operation center throughout the year is already in the building making running the event more streamlined.
The space itself has been transformed to a state-of-the-art theater for the festival with top of the line audio and visual equipment set up with the help of people who have helped put together similar things in the Wilma and Top Hat.
The festival has also served the ZACC well showcasing all their new features while hopefully inspiring some in how they can use the performance art area in the future.
"Just general excitement has been high. The room it just can be anything it can be a ballroom it can be a Theatre for plays," said Veis. It can be a rock show room and it can be a movie theater and it can be anything else you might imagine so."
The Big Sky Film Documentary Film Festival runs until Feb. 23rd. Click here for more information.