Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Montana Story

Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 113 minutes

Montana Story
Montana Story

Mountains, unmovable, frame every shot in this soft, steady drama about a pair of estranged siblings who are brought together when their father falls into a coma. Cal is calm and solid, even with a hurricane of emotions happening within him regarding his relationship with their abusive father and the ways in which he failed to protect his sister. Erin (played by Haley Lu Richardson) is sharp and sure and moves faster than her emotions can keep up with. She ran away after a violent blowout with her father seven years ago and headed east, where the sky was small and the mountains not so confining. Brother and sister haven’t seen each other since. When Cal and Erin both come back to the sprawling ranch they used to call home, over the deathbed of a man they both resent, reconciliation becomes a possibility. For a reflection on the healing power of both forgiveness and vengeance, look no further than MONTANA STORY. —J.H.


Content Warning: This film contains material that may be difficult for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

CIFF46 Screenings

Upper Allen

Friday, April 01, 2022 at 7:35 PM

Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 9:35 AM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Sidebars
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Competition
American Independents Competition

Director Director

Directors
David Siegel, Scott McGehee

Producers
David Siegel, Scott McGehee, Jennifer Roth

Screenwriting
David Siegel, Scott McGehee

Cinematography
Giles Nuttgens

Editing
Isaac Hagy

Principal Cast
Owen Teague, Haley Lu Richardson, Gilbert Owuor, Kimberly Guerrero, Asivak Koostachin, Eugene Brave Rock

Film Contact

Film Sponsor

Strongsville Psychological Services

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