Montana International Film Festival | Billings, MT Sept 19-23, 2018


opening night film, ceremony, and party


Babcock theater, Sept 14, 2018 | 6 pm

Enter the historic Babcock Theater on the red carpet as we kick off the inaugural MINT Film Festival!

A short ceremony begins at 6 pm, the film The Children Act begins at 6:30, and the after-party begins at 8 pm.

The after-party is on the street in front of the Babcock Theater from 8 - 11 pm.
Join us for live music, great food, drinks, and your chance to get your photo taken on the red carpet!

Festival Pass and VIP Festival Pass include the opening night film and party!


the children act

Directed by Richard Eyre | Narrative Feature | USA, 105 mins | Montana Premiere
Based on the novel The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Smart, elegant, and deeply moving, The Children Act stars two-time Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson in a riveting performance as Fiona Maye, a British High Court judge who, in the midst of a marital crisis, must rule on a life-changing legal case concerning the survival of a teenage boy. At issue whether to order a blood transfusion on the boy (Dunkirk's Fionn Whitehead), a Jehovah's Witness who, just months short of his eighteenth birthday, is refusing on religious grounds the procedure that would save his life. Adapted by Ian McEwan from his own novel, and directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a ScandalIris), The Children Act is a deeply affecting portrait of strength, devotion, and love, with the incomparable Emma Thompson giving one of the very best performances of her career.

Starring: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead

The Children act Trailer