Elk River

Jenny Nichols, Joe Riis, Arthur Middleton | 2016 | 28 min.

2017 Official Selection

Award Winner: 2017 Most Inspiring Adventure Film

Scientist Arthur Middleton, photographer Joe Riis, artist James Prosek and filmmaker Jenny Nichols join forces in this documentary that captures the migration of elk in the Yellowstone area through a multidisciplinary lens. For many of the elk herds that summer in Yellowstone National Park, home is outside the protected park boundaries the rest of the year, as far as 70 miles away. Mirroring a similar expedition undertaken in 1871 that fused science and the arts, this modern band of explorers join their ungulate counterparts on a trek from Wyoming’s rangeland through snowy mountain passes and treacherous river crossings to the rugged beauty of Yellowstone’s high-alpine meadows. Along the way, they meet backcountry guides and cattle ranchers whose lives are intricately tied with the fate of the elk and other migratory species that call the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem home.

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See this film on tour near you:

October 6, 2018 Laramie WY University of WY Biodiversity Institute; Berry Center
September 22, 2018 Cheyenne WY Atlas Theater
May 11, 2018 Jackson WY Pink Garter Theatre
April 27, 2018 La Grande OR
April 21, 2018 John Day OR Madden Brothers Performing Arts Center
April 13, 2018 Walla Walla WA Whitman College Maxey Auditorium
January 28, 2018 Hermosa Beach CA Hermosa Beach Community Center
January 25, 2018 Lewistown MT Judith Theatre
January 24, 2018 Havre MT Cottonwood Cinema 4
January 14, 2018 San Pedro CA Warner Grand Theatre
January 13, 2018 Salmon ID Episcopal Hall
January 13, 2018 Vashon WA Vashon Theatre
December 8, 2017 Great Falls MT Myrna Loy Center
November 30, 2017 Portland OR Hollywood Theatre
November 18, 2017 Merced CA Merced Multicultural Arts Center
November 16, 2017 Missoula MO The Roxy Theatre
November 10, 2017 Ashland OR Historic Ashland Armory
October 28, 2017 Lakeport CA Soper Reese Theater 27
October 12, 2017 Mason TX Odeon Theater
October 2, 2017 Fredericksburg TX Fredericksburg High School
September 26, 2017 Kerrville TX Schreiner University
September 23, 2017 Monterey CA Golden State Theatre
September 15, 2017 Fort Collins CO - SOLD OUT! Colorado State University
August 13, 2017 Garberville CA Redwood Playhouse
May 5, 2017 Lawrence KS Liberty Hall
May 4, 2017 Overland Park KS Cinetopia
April 30, 2017 Staunton VA Visulite Cinema
March 25, 2017 Dillon MT University of Montana Western - STC Great Room
March 18, 2017 Auburn CA State Theater
November 7, 2016 Helena MT Myrna Loy Center