10 for 10 

Your complete guide to the tenth annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

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Best of 10

In honor of the festival’s 10-year anniversary, 13 favorites from year’s past were selected to re-screen during this year’s event.

Here are five that the Indy reviewed the year they premiered:

The First Kid to Learn English from Mexico,

“Although it’s just brief snapshots, these rich 20 minutes provided more of a lasting impact than some of the festival’s features.” —published Feb. 12, 2009

Screens Sat., Feb. 23, 1 PM at the Crystal Theatre

Be Here to Love Me

“If you don’t know who Townes Van Zandt is and you need a thorough introduction, or if your memory of the cult favorite ‘songwriter’s songwriter’ is as hazy as his tragic escapades … this is required viewing.” —published Feb. 16, 2005

Screens Thu., Feb. 21, 7:20 PM at the Crystal Theatre

Oh My God! It’s Harrod Blank!

“See this if: You’re looking for a movie to make you squirt tears of laughter and love of humanity in all its nutty glory.” —published Feb. 14, 2008

Screens Mon., Feb. 18, 10 AM at the Wilma

Audience of One

“How does Audience of One connect to Missoula? The sound is done by Sarah Woods, who five years ago was most responsible for pressing Hawes-Davis to start the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. The former Big Sky intern is now pursuing her film career in the Bay Area and can be credited with working on one of this festival’s most bizarre and engaging films.” —published Feb. 14, 2008

Screens Sat., Feb. 23, 11:15 AM at the Crystal Theatre

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  • Know Your Mushrooms

Know Your Mushrooms

“Know Your Mushrooms features Missoula’s own Larry Evans, whom Mann describes as ‘the Indiana Jones of mushroom hunting.’ The film debuted last month in Canada to rave reviews, but a promise to premiere the film at next month’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin prevents Mann from publicly showing it to Evans’ hometown crowd. ‘It’s just bad timing,’ Mann says. ‘It’ll be back, somehow.’” —published Feb. 12, 2009

Screens Mon., Feb. 18, 11 AM at the Crystal Theatre

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