Gov. Schweitzer to Make Film Debut Friday

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Gov. Brian Schweitzer will make his silver screen debut Friday when the independent film “A Plumm Summer” is released in several Montana cities.

The film, directed by Caroline Zelder and written by Billings native TJ Lynch, is about the innocence of an idyllic Montana town that is disrupted when celebrity puppet ‘Froggy Doo’ is kidnapped and held for ransom. Schweitzer plays the role of Sheriff Strunk.

“‘A Plumm Summer’ is a priceless Montana story,” Schweitzer said. “I’m honored to be a part of this production and extremely excited to have this film open in theaters across the state.”

The film, which was shot in Bozeman and Livingston in 2006, will be released at theaters in Bozeman, Billings, Missoula, Kalispell and Livingston.

“A Plumm Summer” stars Henry Winkler, best known for playing “Fonzie” on the sitcom Happy Days, and William Baldwin.