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Sneak preview of the upcoming PBS Nature film, "Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom" at the Emerson Oct 7.

September 29, 2010 -- MSU News Service

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A preview of a new wolverine film to air across the country this November on PBS Nature will be shown at the Emerson's Crawford Theater on Thursday, October 7 at 7 p.m.

A panel discussion will follow the film featuring the film's director Gianna Savoie and several wolverine experts.

Nature's "Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom" lures viewers into the mysterious world of one of the least known animals on the planet.

Through the heart of the frozen north, roams a creature with a mystique as old as the mountains and a reputation as big as all outdoors: Wolverine. The name conjures an image of a savage, solitary killer who crushes bones to powder with powerful jaws.

But who, really, is the wolverine? From the jagged spine of the Rockies to Alaska's crystalline peaks, this film explores the secretive world of this cryptic carnivore with the bold few who have spent years on the wolverine's trail and one man who has come to know them as family. As we meet this phantom face to face, we find an unsung hero of the wild equipped with a fierce appetite for survival and a nature far more vulnerable than it is villainous.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and coffee, juice and refreshments will be provided in the lobby alongside exhibits and information about wolverines in the American West.

A suggested donation of $5 per person will be collected at the door to help cover the costs of this event (kids free). Wolverine posters and postcards, and one copy of Montana author Doug Chadwick's new book "The Wolverine Way" will be given away.

MontanaPBS and a variety of groups under the "Wolverine Network" umbrella are hosting this event, including: Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, The Humane Society of the United States, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Winter Wildlands Alliance.

Lisa Titus at 406-994-6221 or