Two films set and filmed in Montana are making their appearance on the big screen. The Billings Babcock theater is showing a movie Thursday night at 7 p.m. set and filmed in the city! The film is called “We Burn Like This” and follows the story of a young woman named Rae, who is a descendant of holocaust survivors.
Rae is being targeted by neo-nazis in Billings, much like her ancestors, who were targeted by nazis in the early to mid-1940s. The coming-of-age film is based on actual events, highlighting the effects of historical trauma and the strength of surviving and healing.
The director and writer of the film, Alana Waksman, is making an appearance at the film screening for a special Q&A segment. In 2021, “We Burn Like This” was featured in many film festivals across the United States, including the Montana Film Festival and the San Diego International Film festival. The film is only showing on June 9 so don’t delay on purchasing tickets!
The Art House Cinema & Pub is also showing a Montana-based film called Montana Story. The film was filmed in Livingston, Montana, in the paradise valley. Montana Story is about two siblings that return to the ranch they used to love and unveil a chilling family secret. The drama film also follows themes of family trauma set in a modern American backdrop.
To see more showings of films at the Art House and the Babcock, visit their website to see a complete list of shows throughout the month.