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From Rocky Boy to Hollywood?

Havre Daily News/John Kelleher

Alex Escarcega holds his dog, Milo, and an eagle sculpture he created at school in the living room of his Rocky Boy home.

Late this summer, "Winter in the Blood," the fictional story of Virgil First Raise, born and bred on the Hi-Line, will premiere in Havre.

The opening will have a special meaning to Box Elder High School freshman Alex Escarcega.

Alex plays the role of Virgil as a 13-year-old, He spent much of last summer performing the role as the film was shot in Havre, Fort Belknap, Chinook and Rocky Boy. Along the way, he rubbed elbows with many...


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