Join us to celebrate PRIDE Month with the screening of Best Picture Winner “Moonlight” directed by Barry Jenkins.
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Stop by the YAM for dinner and a movie: Raven’s Café d’Art will be serving small plates starting at 4 pm, screenings beginning promptly at 3 & 6 pm.
Directed by Phil Grabsky (UK, 2018, 85 min.)
Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time, and right up until his death in 1973, he was also one of the most prolific. Many films have dealt with his later years—the art, the affairs, and the wide circle of friends—but where did it all begin? Too long ignored, this film looks at the early years of Picasso: the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play key roles: Malaga, Barcelona, and Paris. Young Picasso visits each, working closely with all three Picasso Museums, to explore each city’s influence on the artist.
Looking carefully at his so-called Blue Period and Rose Period, the film takes us all the way back to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art—Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Though Picasso was merely 25 years old, his painting shocked the art world and changed it irrevocably.
Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys.
Directed by Jessica Oreck.
Documentary | 90 minutes.
Brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki are cowboys of the Arctic. Quiet but good natured, dare-devilish but humble, rugged but gentle, and exceptionally knowledgeable when it comes to their little slice of wilderness. These men are what John Wayne wanted to be. The brothers, along with their wives and children, live well north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, where they are the leaders of a collective of traditional reindeer herders who manage the last group of wild reindeer in all of Finland.
Though on the surface, Aatsinki is the story of a single family, its underlying narrative is one of global consequences and connections. Between their uncanny understanding of the landscape and their reindeer on the one hand, and their heavy reliance on snowmobiles and helicopters on the other, the herders have been categorized as beacons of sustainability and demons of environmentalism – in essence, poster children for simplicity and technology alike. Their story raises weighty questions about what it means to live with the land and invites audience members to reconsider their own assumptions about technology, food production, and, most critically, man’s place in nature.
“This challenging and mesmerizing documentary captures horror and joy with the same gorgeous dispassion.” —New York Times
THE NEED TO GROW
Directed by Rob Herring, Ryan Wirick
Documentary Feature | USA, 96 mins
The YAM and MINT have teamed up to bring you special film screenings bi-monthly in 2019 and beyond!
The first film to be featured is The Need To Grow. Special guest Michael Smith in attendance! Michael is a Montana native from Kalispell and is one of the subjects of the documentary. He’s an inventor and agriculture wizard.
Raven’s Café d’Art will be open for a pre-screening dinner by reservation only. To reserve your spot contact Ryan Cremer by phone at 406-256-6804 x225 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org before 11 AM January 3.
Sponsored by Northern Plains Resource Council.