A 2012 from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reflects on the impact of A River Runs Through It on Montana 20 years after its release in 1992. Eleven years later, the pandemic and Yellowstone have pushed similar impacts into the stratosphere.
So Hollywood came to Southwest Montana, bringing in stars like Robert Redford, who directed and co-produced the movie, and Brad Pitt, who was still a budding actor. Hundreds of locals lined up to try out for parts in the film, and women squealed at seeing Redford in the streets. The community was abuzz.
A headline in a 1991 issue of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle read: “Redford says the film may bring changes.”
How right he was.