MTFF Script Read: Bitterroot

MTFF Script Read: Bitterroot

MTFF Script Read: Bitterroot

Writer: Vera Brunner-Sung


Presenting a live table read of a brand new script from writer/director Vera Brunner-Sung (Bella Vista, 2014). 


About the script:

Divorced and recently laid off, a Hmong man in Montana attempts to keep up appearances while avoiding pressure to remarry. Sensing something wrong, his mother consults a shaman, whose advice he ignores. As tensions mount within his family, he escapes to the mountains to pick morels. There, an encounter with a stranger challenges him to imagine a new way forward—and come to terms with the shameful secret he’s been hiding all along. Attentive to both the nuances of Hmong-American culture and the distinct landscape of western Montana, Bitterroot explores the complex experiences of former refugees once physical barriers are overcome.






Screening Times

Sponsored By University of Montana School of Media Arts

Film Info

Vera Brunner-Sung, 120 minutes

Writer: Vera Brunner-Sung