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On Thursday, October 13th, the Bozeman Doc Series kicks off its eighth season with the Montana premiere of the award winning new documentary All That Breathes at 7pm at the Emerson Center in Bozeman.
Winner of both the Best Documentary award at Sundance and the Golden Eye for Best Documentary at Cannes, All That Breathes is one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year.
In one of the world’s most populated cities, two brothers — Nadeem and Saud — devote their lives to the quixotic effort of protecting the black kite, a majestic bird of prey essential to the ecosystem of New Delhi that has been falling from the sky at alarming rates. Amid environmental toxicity and social unrest, the ‘kite brothers’ spend day and night caring for the creatures in their makeshift avian basement hospital. Director Shaunak Sen (Cities of Sleep) explores the connection between the kites and the Muslim brothers who help them return to the skies, offering a mesmerizing chronicle of inter-species coexistence.
“[A] tiny marvel…one of the more dreamily provocative documentaries I’ve ever seen.” The Hollywood Reporter
“Adopting the interconnectedness of nature and mankind as a guiding principle, Sen’s loving portrait—one of this year’s Grand Jury Prize winners—emphasizes this philosophy not only through its subjects’ actions, but also their words. “Life itself is kinship,” they believe. We are one community breathing the same air regardless of country. Sen unearths something poetic in the brothers’ devotion as they tend to a broken leg or gently shampoo a distressed raptor, celebrating slivers of against-the-odds hope in generous sums.” Harper’s Bazaar
“The sense of a city as a complex, ailing ecosystem is rendered with unusual vividness in All That Breathes…a portrait more compassionate than bleak, emphasizing individual resourcefulness over big-picture despair. With a tone more melancholic and charming than one might expect given the various crises at play here, Sen’s deceptively casual observational documentary prefers dwelling on resistance and resilience to pronouncements of doom.” Variety
Tickets are available at the door or before the show online at www.bozemandocseries.org, where you can also buy Season Passes and 7-film punch cards, learn more about the series, and view trailers for upcoming films. The series will continue every other Thursday through April, 2023. Masks are now optional in the theater.