Dear Thirteen – Jan. 12th

On Thursday, January 12th, at 7pm at the Emerson Center, the Bozeman Doc Series continues with the Montana premiere of the critically acclaimed new documentary Dear Thirteen.

Far from the unfavorable images often espoused in pop culture, today’s teens are some of the most engaged, thoughtful, creative, courageous, and self-aware of any era. A portrait of a new generation, Dear Thirteen is a cinematic time capsule of coming of age in today’s world. With tenderness and candor, the film chronicles the lives of nine thirteen-year-olds from across the globe as they navigate the joys and complexities of that seminal age.

Dear Thirteen world-premiered this fall at the prestigious DOCNYC Film Festival in New York.

“Equal parts funny and emotionally affecting [a] fantastic array of subjects…[and] a product from a team of artists attuned to the power of images.” Film Threat

“Offers poetic evidence that humanity is indeed universal and borders are truly artificial.” Women Make Movies

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 continue every other Thursday through April, 2023. Masks are now optional in the theater.