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Flathead Valley resident Dan Blomquist, who appears in the film, talks about why he's upset about the tone of the film.

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Flathead Valley resident J.B. Stone talks about his experiences and why he writes letters to the editor to express his views.

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Residents of Flathead Valley gathered in small groups with discussion facilitator Melinda Smith in Whitefish, Montana, to talk about the future of their community.

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O'Neill explores how it might be possible to strongly disagree with others in your community, but still be good neighbors.

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Over a stormy two-year period, a deeply divided group of Flathead Valley, Montana citizens are caught in a web of conflicts intensified by rapid growth and the power of talk radio.

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Flathead Valley resident Joan Hodgeboom wonders why the film didn't include input from the organization (Montanans for) Multiple Use.

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Flathead Valley resident Diane Gisselbrecht talks about why she feels "appalled" about the threats and conflicts in her community that are shown in the film.

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Flathead Valley resident Lex Blood reflects on how he felt about his community after he saw it portrayed in the film.

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A Flathead Valley resident talks about why radio talk show host John Stokes is such a divisive figure in the community.

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Flathead Valley resident Dave Riotto talks about the portrayal of John Stokes in the film and praises filmmaker Patrice O'Neill.

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Flathead Valley resident Karin Hilding talks about how watching the film allowed her to gain a new understanding of and respect for some of the other residents of the community.

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Flathead Valley resident Keith Hammer implores fellow residents to stop making personal attacks on each other.

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A resident who has lived in Flathead Valley for more than 50 years talks about the changes that have occurred in the area.

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A Flathead Valley resident talks about being surprised by the negative way John Stokes was portrayed in the film.

  • Updated on April 17, 2014

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Film Information

The Fire Next Time (60 min.)

Premiere Date: July 12, 2005

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Filmmaker: Patrice O'Neill Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release

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Patrice O'Neill
Patrice O'Neill

I made this film for the people on the sidelines who may know their town is in trouble but don't know what to do about it...”

— Patrice O'Neill, Filmmaker

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