Qualley in "Falcon Song"

Rainey Qualley, on horseback, portrays the heroine Sarah Lou, a rancher’s daughter who finds herself in the midst of a land war in “Falcon Song,” a contemporary western film shot partly in Billings. It screens March 22 at the Babcock Theatre, and has showings in Red Lodge, Missoula and Bozeman as well.

Several screenings of “Falcon Song,” a feature-length film shot in part in Billings in 2012, will take place across Montana, including Saturday in Billings.

The film features four Billings residents, including Craig Huisenga, managing director at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, in the role of Sheriff Barker. Also appearing in the film are Ron Garritson in the role of The Boss, Sherri Steilen as Aileen and Catherine Bergman as Miranda.

The Babcock Theatre plays host to a screening at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Roman Theater in Red Lodge will host screenings at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the Roxy Theater in Missoula plays the film March 28-30 at 7 and 9 p.m., and the Ellen Theatre in Bozeman plays the film on April 19 at 7:30 p.m.

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Jason Brown co-wrote “Falcon Song” with Michelle Poteet Lisanti. Brown also directed the film and was among the producers.

“Falcon Song,” which runs 108 minutes, is a 1980s style contemporary western in which a guitar-playing drifter helps a rancher’s granddaughter find her true calling. The film explores themes of land conservation and soul searching beneath a whimsical, quirky world full of colorful characters and magical realism.

Cast members of the PG-rated movie also include Rainey Qualley, Gabriel Sunday, Martin Kove, James Storm, Michael Yebba, Hart Turner, Jeter Rhodes, David Hayward and Veronica Alicino.

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Entertainment Reporter

Jaci Webb covers entertainment for The Billings Gazette.