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2/26/18 - Fail State screens twice at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival


Missoula, MT - Director Alex Shebanow and producer Tyler Comes traveled to icy Montana last week to premiere Fail State for the first time in the Northwest United States. Landing at the airport, the weather report read 0 degrees Fahrenheit with wind chill of -12. However, Alex and Tyler were immediately met with the warmth and friendship of Missoula's incomparable residents. Alex and Tyler stayed for 8 days and fell in love with the festival, the city, and state 


Big Sky hosted two screenings of Fail State, one at the historic Wilma Theater and the other at the Roxy in downtown Missoula. The film was an overwhelming success at both screenings with audiences staying for extended Q&A's with director Alex. Check out the pictures and video below! 

Until next time, Missoula!