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Missoula Remembers Avalanche On 1-Year Anniversary

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A film recounting the deadly avalanche that swept through a Missoula neighborhood a year ago highlighted the one-year anniversary of the event.

The documentary about last year's deadly Mount Jumbo avalanche drew a packed house at its premiere on Saturday at Missoula's Roxy Theater.

"Amplify Kindness," by director Katrina Johnson, had its premiere on the one-year anniversary of the day when an avalanche slid down Mount Jumbo and into the Rattlesnake neighborhood, destroying two homes.

After the avalanche occurred, an army of neighbors rushed to the scene with shovels and snow probes and helped dig out three people.

Two survived but the third passed away at the hospital from her injuries.

Johnson said the film is primarily about spreading the message of the community spirit after the avalanche.

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