Rarely seen footage marks Great Falls movie

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A one-hour documentary film about Great Falls' history and its people will be unveiled in the city in two phases this week.

The first phase is an invitation-only premiere tonight for dignitaries at The History Museum in Great Falls. All spots for the premiere are filled.

The second phase takes place during the weekend.
"The Great Falls Story — A Tribute to 125 Years" was broadcast at 6 p.m. Saturday on KRTV, Channel 3 in Great Falls.

The film marks the city's 125th anniversary, and includes old footage rarely seen anywhere, according to Norma Ashby, who co-produced the film with former Great Falls resident Craig Wirth, a documentary film veteran living in Utah. Jim Meinert of Great Falls is associate producer.