Big Sky film series kicks off Thursday | ABC Fox Missoula

MISSOULA, Mont. – The 2021 season of the Big Sky film series kicks off Thursday for audiences to enjoy a variety of documentaries at in-person screening and online streaming events.

The free community series offers innovative films and opportunities for audiences to engage with directors.

The 2021 season starts with Become Cousteau Thursday September 23 with a screening in the ZACC exhibition hall at 7:00 p.m. The film will also be available to stream from September 24-26.

Learn more about the film below and click here for the 2021 season program.

From the Big Sky Film Institute:


Thursday September 23 | ZACC Showroom | 7:00 p.m.

Broadcast from September 24 to 26

Adventurer, filmmaker, inventor, author, unlikely celebrity and conservationist: For more than four decades, Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his underwater explorations have become synonymous with a love of science and nature. By learning to protect the environment, he brought the whole world with him, sounding the alarm over 50 years ago about warming seas and the vulnerability of our planet. In DEVENIR COUSTEAU, from National Geographic Documentary Films, two-time Oscar® nominated director LIZ GARBUS takes an inside look at Cousteau and his life, his iconic films and inventions, and the experiences that made him the man most unique and renowned of the 20th century. environmental voice – and the man who inspired generations to protect the Earth.

Director Liz Garbus

Producers Liz Garbus, Dan Cogan, Mridu Chandra, Evan Hayes

United States, 2021, 93 minutes

LIVE SCREENING Join us at the ZACC Show Room for the northwest premiere of BECOMING COUSTEAU on Thursday September 23 at 7 p.m. Although admission is free, we strongly recommend that you reserve a ticket in advance as space is limited in order to maximize our ability to safely host an event. Masks are mandatory for attendees of all ZACC Showroom events at this time. Masks can be removed for drinking, but we ask that they be worn at all times when you are not actively drinking. For more information, accessibility, and inquiries, please visit

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