10 Wyoming films you can watch while social distancing

by | Mar 19, 2020 11:48AM

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Earlier this week, we brought you 10 Wyoming bands to check out while socially distancing. And apparently, based on your response, we may do round two of that very soon – yes, it will include rock bands.

Today, however, we are bringing you a look at 10 Wyoming film suggestions while you socially distance. Some of these films are about Wyoming specifically, some are dramatized looks at Wyoming, some are filmed in Wyoming… but they all have a 307 connection. Feel free to add more or let us know what we should do next: [email protected]

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#1: The State of Equality (Caldera Productions & Wyoming PBS)

*About the history and people of how Wyoming was the first state to secure the vote for women in the nation.
www.calderaproductions.com Currently available for free on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc9UAgltyTk

#2: Aerial America: Wyoming (Smithsonian)

*Check out breathtaking views and fascinating stories of our great state. Full episode available here: https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/aerial-america/wyoming/701/3400228

#3: Wind River (Film)

*You likely have heard of this one, many have seen this one, but it may be a good time to rent it or find in on your streaming service.  The film stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen as a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tracker and an FBI agent, respectively, who try to solve a murder on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.

#4: Chiefs (Film)

*For the inhabitants of the Wind River Indian Reservation, basketball is a form of empowerment, self-expression, and access to the world outside ‘the rez.’

You can watch online here: https://tubitv.com/movies/21473/chiefs

#5: The Drift (Caldera Productions)

*About the Green River Drift cattle drive showing the people, places and history of ranching life and the cattle drive in Wyoming.
www.thedriftdocumentary.com for DVDs, online rental and buying options

#6: The Hateful Eight (Film)

*A 2015 American western from Quentin Tarantino staring Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell. 8 strangers seek refuge from a blizzard in a stagecoach stopover. The film is based in Wyoming after the American Civil War.

#7: The Redhead From Wyoming (Film)

*A 1953 western staring Maureen O’Hara. A Wyoming saloon proprietress becomes embroiled in a cattle war.

#8: The Cokeville Miracle (Film)

*A 2015 drama based on the Cokeville Elementary School hostage crisis of 1986.

#9: Blizzard of ’49 (Wyoming PBS)

*A one-hour documentary about one of the worst storms in Wyoming history. Despite tragedy and loss, it tells the story of unselfish sacrifice and generosity. You can watch the full documentary here: https://www.pbs.org/video/wyoming-pbs-documentaries-storm-century-blizzard-49/

#10: Ferret Town (Caldera Productions)

*About the discovery and reintroduction of the endangered black-footed ferret in Meeteetse, Wyoming.
More details here: www.ferrettownmovie.com

If we missed anything or if you have another fun suggestion for us, let us know: [email protected]

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