WE BURN LIKE THIS — MONTANA TOUR JUNE 9-16, 2022
WE BURN LIKE THIS MONTANA TOUR
Sponsored by Montana Film Office and Humanities Montana
Filmed in Billings, Butte, and Missoula, Montana in 2019, and following its world
premiere at the 2021 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, international premiere at
Deauville American Film Festival, and year-long film festival tour, WE BURN LIKE THIS
comes home to Montana audiences June 9-16th.
WE BURN LIKE THIS Montana Tour kicks off on June 9th in Billings at the historic
Babcock Theatre, with stops in Livingston, Bozeman, Anaconda, Kalispell, Helena, and
the Roxy Theater in Missoula. Writer/Director/Producer Alana Waksman will be in
attendance for Q&As following the screenings with cast and crew joining her for select
WE BURN LIKE THIS is a coming-of-age story of Rae (Madeleine Coghlan), a young
Jewish woman living in Billings, Montana and is written, directed, and produced by
Alana Waksman in her feature debut. The film stars Madeleine Coghlan (THE ROOKIE)
and Gotham Award and Indie Spirit Award winner Devery Jacobs (RESERVATION
DOGS). Also featured are Montana-based actors Kendra Mylnechuk, Casidee Riley,
Angelo Rizzo, and Megan Folsom. The film is produced and edited by Billings native
Marshall Granger, produced by Montana native Jeri Rafter, and executive produced by
Peabody and Emmy award winning producer Neda Armian (RACHEL GETTING
MARRIED, THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN) and Eleanor Nett.
When 22 year-old Rae, a descendant of Holocaust survivors, is targeted by Neo-Nazis
in Billings, Montana, her ancestors’ trauma becomes real. Inspired by true events, this
coming-of-age story shows the inherited effects of historical trauma and the strength of
survival and healing.
Waksman’s own family history, as well as the spread of antisemitism in Montana, is
what inspired her to write this story.
WE BURN LIKE THIS is a recipient of the Big Sky Film Grant, Montana Arts Council
Strategic Investment Grant, State Trade Expansion Program Grant from Montana
Department of Commerce, Visit Billings Association Grant, and is now sponsored by
Montana Film Office and Humanities Montana for its Montana Tour. WE BURN LIKE
THIS received the Audience Choice Award at the 2021 Montana International Film
Festival among other noteworthy awards this past year.
For a full list of WE BURN LIKE THIS screening dates and venues, please visit: