NEITHER WOLF NOR DOG (post film screening Q&A Fri. 6/30)
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NEITHER WOLF NOR DOG
Thurs June 29 at 4pm
Fri June 30 at 6:30pm (w/post-film Q&A)
Sat July 1 at 6:30pm
$6/$9 and $5 OFS Members/$8 General (matinee)
Tickets available online or at the box office (day of show only)
A white author gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakota’s by a 95 year old Lakota elder and his sidekick.
Adapted from the best-selling Native American novel by Kent Nerburn, once known as the great unmade Native American novel in Hollywood, Neither Wolf Nor Dog has sold around half a million copies worldwide. No other novel is acknowledged as so successfully bridging the gap between white America and the Native American world. Two sequel novels followed.
The power of the film is unlike any other film. It climaxes at Wounded Knee where the lead actor Dave Bald Eagle had relatives at the massacre in 1890 (some historians wildly speculated that his grandfather was the one that killed Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn that the massacre was the 7th Cavalry’s revenge for). One of our other stars, Richard Ray Whitman spent 71 days in 1973 occupying Wounded Knee and exchanging gunfire with the US government whose 1,500 strong force fired half a million bullets at them. Co-star Tatanka Means’s father, Russell, the legendary AIM leader was an instigator of that occupation. That weight resonates throughout the story.
Dir: Steven Lewis Simpson/ 2016 /UK/USA / 110min