Bring Them Home – Mar. 21st

On Thursday, March 21st, at 7pm at The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture, the Bozeman Doc Series continues with the award-winning new documentary, Bring Them Home.

Bring Them Home tells the story of a small group of Blackfoot people and their mission to establish the first wild buffalo herd on their ancestral territory since the species’ near-extinction a century ago, an act that would restore the land, re-enliven traditional culture and bring much needed healing to their community. The film is narrated by academy-award nominee Lily Gladstone.

The film is a collaboration between Blackfeet directors Ivan and Ivy MacDonald and Bozeman-based director Daniel Glick. All three will be in attendance and take part in a Q&A after the film.

Bring Them Home world premiered at the recent Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, where it won the Big Sky Award, presented to a film that artistically honors the character, history, tradition, and imagination of the American West. The Big Sky festival jury wrote, “For its cinematic might; its unified collaborative vision; its hopeful energy; its full-hearted celebration of one of the most iconic symbols of the American West; and its comprehensive and constantly compelling investigation into such a complex, multi-faceted and marrow-deep subject matter; we bestow the Big Sky Award to Bring Them Home.”

Gladstone, who grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation and is currently nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Killers of the Flower Moon, said of the film, “‘Bring them Home’ highlights a crucial story of survival; of Iinnii, our Buffalo, of Blackfoot people and our culture, and of the very land which we call home. Like the Buffalo, our land does not acknowledge fences, and nor does our changing climate. For the Blackfeet, survival of the Buffalo has always been intrinsically connected to our survival as people — the revitalization of this knowledge is essential for not just us, but for all of us who share this planet, and who work to nurture hope for our collective future. Being a part of this essential documentary is one of the most precious collaborations of my life, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for the world to see this absolute labor of love come alive.”

Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are available at the door or before the show online at, 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 take a few weeks off over the holidays then continue every other week through April, 2024.