PBS film explores history of freestyle skiing in Montana
BOZEMAN — A free screening and panel discussion of the newly released Montana PBS skiing documentary “Mavericks” will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 4 at Montana State University.
“Mavericks,” a feature-length film, follows the careers of several Montana freestyle skiers. Using visuals from international competitions, archival footage and original cinematography, the film captures the struggles, victories, unsurpassed work ethic and unbreakable spirit of some of the state's most renowned athletes in a sport where mere seconds determine the outcome of a career, according to filmmakers.
Bryon Wilson of Butte, Montana, is featured in the Montana PBS documentary film Mavericks. Kelly Gorham photo
The screening is hosted in partnership with the MSU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the Honors College, Office of the Dean of Students and Montana PBS.
The film screening of Mavericks will be in Norm Asbjornson Hall on the Montana State University campus. Attendees must register in advance. Immediately following, there will be a panel discussion with the filmmakers Scott Sterling and Kelly Gorham, score composer Sheridan Tongue, and two-time Olympic athlete Darian Stevens, who is featured along with other athletes in the documentary.
“‘Mavericks’ tells the history of freestyle skiing in Montana, according to Gorham. To register and for more information, visit: https://www.montana.edu/calendar/event.html?id=41411.