In conjunction with our mission, the MSU Leadership Institute utilizes carefully selected films to cultivate and inspire dialogue and deep discussion around various topics. These free film screenings cover a number of different genres, and they all serve the purpose of igniting and supplementing the diverse passions of students and community members alike. Past films have included Snow Guardians, Bhutto, Beyond Our Differences, Wretchers & Jabberers, 127 Hours, and many more.


Spring 2018

"Charged"- March 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in Strand Union Building, Ballroom A


Eduardo Garcia, the inspirational subject of the award-winning documentary “Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story,” will answer questions following a screening of the film at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5,  in Montana State University’s Strand Union Building Ballroom A. Garcia will be joined by Jennifer Jane, who plays a pivotal role in the film.

"Charged" chronicles the journey of Garcia, a chef to celebrities and outdoorsman whose life nearly ended in 2011 when he was shocked by 2,400 volts of electricity after touching the carcass of a dead bear with the tip of his knife while hiking in the backcountry of Paradise Valley. Garcia lost his hand, ribs and muscle mass and was airlifted to a burn center in Utah. Through sheer resilience, and with the help of his former partner, Jennifer Jane, Garcia gained back his health only to learn that he had another battle, this one with cancer. The film recounts Garcia’s learning to embrace his past, his family and his future.

The screening and Q&A are free and open to the public, although advance tickets are required. While tickets are free if ordered online, over the phone or at Rosauers, a $2.50 convenience fee per ticket will be charged. Tickets picked up in person at the Bobcat Ticket Office or Ask Us Desk will not incur any additional charges. There is a four ticket limit per person. 

Presented by the MSU Leadership Institute, the screening and Garcia’s appearance is sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost and the Associated Students of Montana State University. 


"Bending the Arc" - January 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Procrastinator Theater

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The documentary, Bending the Arc, will be shown at Montana State University’s Procrastinator Theater on January 23rd at 6:00 pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. The screening is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Tickets for Dr. Farmer's Lecture on January 31st will be raffled off at this screening. 

Bending the Arc is a powerful film that portrays the importance of service-driven leadership,  especially in the world of global health care. The documentary is about a team of young students—Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim and Ophelia Dahl—whose charitable medical work 30 years ago ignited a global health movement.

This screening is a part of the MSU Leadership Institute’s annual Film Series and is hosted in partnership with the Honors College and the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience.