May 4 Film Event Featured Yellowstone Wolves

Black Wolf Pup on Snow - photo by Bob LandisThe Yellowstone Park Foundation and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition teamed up to present the film The Rise of Black Wolf in Bozeman, Montana on May 4, 2011.  This film by Emmy award-winning cinematographer Bob Landis tells the fascinating story of a young black wolf in Yellowstone National Park. 

Around 200 guests attended the film showing at the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture. They followed along on the journey of a rebel named Black Wolf who breaks from his pack and survives to be one of the oldest wolves in Yellowstone. The Rise of Black Wolf, which was originally created for National Geographic Television, will be honored at the 34th International Wildlife Film Festival awards later this month as the winner of the “Best Animal Behavior” category.

Prior to the film, guests mixed and mingled at a reception and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer donated by Grand Teton Brewing Company.

Standing Black Wolf Pup - photo by Bob LandisThe presentation of the 50-minute film was preceded by remarks on citizen involvement in Yellowstone wolf recovery by Yellowstone Park Foundation President Karen Bates Kress and Greater Yellowstone Coalition Executive Director Mike Clark.  Filmmaker Bob Landis then gave the audience an insider view into the making of The Rise of Black Wolf.

Donations collected at the door will benefit the Yellowstone Park Foundation and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition.

If you missed the event, the film is available on DVD.

View the film trailer here>>

Check out the DVD>>

Learn about the Yellowstone Park Foundation's support of wolf research and conservation>> 


Photos courtesy of Bob Landis

 

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