Site-Specific Documentary
Apollonia MorrillJohn Lightfoot

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A RARE AND DESOLATE BEAUTY

For years people have come to Butte, Montana and written about the city from the outsider's perspective. This film, made between 1997 and 2002, is a continuation of that tradition.

Directed & Filmed by John Lightfoot
23 minutes | 16mm | 2002


SPECIAL FEATURES

Film & Photography
Uptown Butte | film excerpt
  Pekin Noodle Parlor | film excerpt
  Photographs by Site-Specific Documentary, 1997 - 2006
Metals Bank Building Photographs by Apollonia Morrill
Field Recordings
Berkeley Pit, the M&M Bar, Butte kids, bingo at the Knights of Columbus, Easter Sunday, the Yank, and more.
Facts, Figures & Miscellanea
Mines in Butte
Bars in Butte
Butte on film
Bibliography

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BUTTE ON FILM
Films about and/or made in Butte, Montana
   
  Butte, America, 2006
  Butte Reborn, 2006
  Don't Come Knocking, 2005
  An Injury to One, 2003
  A Rare and Desolate Beauty, 2003
  Butte Bound, 2003
  Remembering the Columbia Gardens, 1999
  The Irish in America: Long Journey Home, 1998
  Die Vergessene Stadt ("The Forgotten City"), 1992
  The Killer Inside Me, 1976
  Evel Knievel, 1971
  Perch of the Devil, 1960
  The Sisters, 1938, starring Bette Davis
  A Butte Romance, silent footage of Butte circa?
  Others? Let me know
 
  Want to know more about copper?
Watch this: Copper Mining and Smelting

 

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