‘The Revenant’ movie comes to Marbleton Jan. 8th
Based on a novel about the story of mountain man Hugh Glass who was mauled by a grizzly bear in 1823.
Will be playing at Flicks N’ Pins
by Pinedale Online!
January 7, 2016
For those who have been awaiting the release of the new movie "The Revenant", it will be playing at Flicks N' Pins in Marbleton starting on Friday, Jan 8th.
Show times are:
Friday 8th: 5:45pm and 9:15pm
Saturday 9th: 2:00pm, 5:45pm, 9:15pm
Sunday 10th: 2:00pm, 6:30pm
Monday 11th - Thursday 14th: 6:30pm
The movie is also playing in Jackson at Jackson Hole Twin Cinema starting Friday, January 8th. Movie times are 4:45PM and 8PM. JHTC is located at 295 West Pearl St.
The movie is a fictionalized account inspired by the true story of a grizzly bear attack on Hugh Glass in 1823 in territory that is today South Dakota. The story is about the bear attack, Hugh Glass’s incredible survival, and his search for revenge on his compatriots who left him for dead in the wilderness. The movie is not a documentary. It is based on a novel by Michael Punke who based his story as one where Glass is motivated to survive in order to seek revenge on the men who left him for dead after the bear attack.
The new movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass and is directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, the Academy Award winning director of Birdman in 2015. The movie has 2016 Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture, Best Actor (DiCaprio), and Best Director (Iñárritu). Production on the movie began in fall of 2014.
The Museum of the Mountain Man’s connection to the movie, besides the subject matter of Hugh Glass being a mountain man, is that Clay Landry, a historian who works with the Museum, was hired by the movie film crew as a consultant to help with the historical accuracy of the film. Landry is one of the leading material cultural experts of the Rocky Mountain fur trade. He has had five papers published in the Museum’s Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal. For the movie, Landry set up a sort of 1820s boot camp school for the actors in the mountains just west of Calgary, Alberta and taught them how to shoot flintlock rifles, throw tomahawks, skin beavers and look as accurate and natural as possible in the clothing and handling of the period weaponry.
The grizzly bear attack on Hugh is a factual event that happened in 1823 in what is today South Dakota. Some of the men involved in that early expedition went on to become legends in the fur trade. Many of these men came to the Upper Green River Valley trapping along the Green and New Fork Rivers and in the Wyoming and Wind River Mountains. Six of the 16 mountain man rendezvous of these fur trappers were held in the area of what is now Daniel, near the confluence of Horse Creek and the Green River. Notable men that were part of the 1823 expedition with Hugh Glass included Jim Bridger, Jedediah Smith, William Sublette, David Jackson, Thomas Fitzpatrick, William Ashley and Andrew Henry. (These names that are part of our everyday environment today around Pinedale. We live in "Sublette" County; the "Jim Bridger Wilderness" is part of the "Bridger-Teton" National Forest near Pinedale and northwest Wyoming; "Jackson" Hole is the town north of Pinedale; the "Fitzpatrick Wilderness" area is just on the other side of the Wind River Mountains; the "Jedediah Smith" Wilderness is just on the west side of Grand Teton National Park; streets in Pinedale are named after several of these men…)
The Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale interprets the Rocky Mountain fur trade era from 1824 to 1840 and they are very excited about this new movie coming out telling the story about Hugh Glass. The Museum has created a new website about the "Fact vs. Fiction" of the Hugh Glass story for those who want more information on the real story, www.hughglass.org. The Museum is also working on an elaborate life size diorama interpreting the Hugh Glass grizzly bear attack which will be part of the new displays for the 2016 summer season, which begins May 1st.