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SFFILM Festival

Montana Story

Directed by Scott McGehee, David Seigel

USA | 113

28 Apr
Thu, Apr 28, 2022 at 8:30 pm PT

Guests Expected

Directors David Siegel and Scott McGehee, and actors Owen Teague and Asivak Koostachin are expected to attend.


Haley Lu Richardson and Owen Teague are magnificent as estranged siblings who return to their dying father’s ranch. Cal arrives first; when he goes to see his beloved horse Mr. T before visiting his dad, it’s clear there’s distance between them. Later, when Cal’s sister Erin shows up, simmering with rage after being out of contact with her father and brother for seven years, a deeper story of abuse and resentment surfaces. Though predominantly a portrait of familial dysfunction, directors McGehee and Siegel (Suture, Festival 1994; What Maisie Knew, Festival 2013) take the time to paint three-dimensional portraits of other people from the community who have been looking after the patriarch’s home, land, and well-being, crafting an incredibly moving drama about healing and moving forward.

Director Scott McGehee

A native of Southern California and a graduate of Columbia University, Scott McGehee began his longtime partnership with David Siegel in 1989 when they collaborated on a short documentary, Birds Past.

Director David Siegel

Brookyn, NY, native David Siegel attended UC Berkeley. With Scott McGehee, he has made six feature films, including Suture (Festival 1994), for which he and McGehee were nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature; The Deep End (Festival 2001); Bee Season (2005); Uncertainty (2008); and What Maisie Knew (Festival 2013).

Film Details

Language English

Year 2021

Premiere California

Runtime 113

Country USA

Director Scott McGehee, David Seigel

Executive Producer Johnny Holland, Mike Spreter

Producer Jennifer Roth, Scott McGehee, David Siegel

Writer David Siegel, Scott McGehee

Editor Isaac Hagy

Cinematographer Giles Nuttgens

Music Kevin Morby

Cast Haley Lu Richardson, Owen Teague, Kimberly Guerrero

Closed Captions Closed captions are not available for this screening.

Audio Description Audio description is not available for this screening.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is not currently scheduled for this event. For more information about ASL interpretation at our events, e-mail ADA@SFFilm.org.