Event Calendar

April 16, 2016

W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Scholar: Rick Mills

Venue Address: 100 N Lyon Blvd, Sioux Falls

Sponsored By: Sioux Valley Model Engineers Society

For more information, contact: Wayne Hanson <svmes@sio.midco.net>

April 17, 2016

W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Scholar: Rick Mills

Venue Address: 100 N Lyon Blvd, Sioux Falls

Sponsored By: Sioux Valley Model Engineers Society

For more information, contact: Wayne Hanson <svmes@sio.midco.net>

Timber Lake School and Museum
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Open to public audience.

Scholar: James McLaird

Venue Address: 800 Main St, Timber Lake

Sponsored By: Timber Lake and Area Historical Society

For more information, contact: Kathy Nelson <timtopic@lakotanetwork.com>

April 18, 2016

Timber Lake School and Museum
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Internal school audience only.

Scholar: James McLaird

Venue Address: 800 Main St, Timber Lake

Sponsored By: Timber Lake and Area Historical Society

For more information, contact: Kathy Nelson <timtopic@lakotanetwork.com>

Parkston Elementary School
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Scholar: Jean Patrick

Venue Address: 102 C South Chapman Dr, Parkston

Sponsored By: Lewis and Clark Reading Council

For more information, contact: Juli Moke <juli.moke@k12.sd.us>

April 19, 2016

Grant County Public Library
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue Address: 207 E Park Ave, Milbank

Sponsored By: Grant County Public Library

For more information, contact: Jody Carlson <gclibrary21@hotmail.com>

April 20, 2016

Bowdle Public Library
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Scholar: Brad Tennant

Venue Address: 3043 Main St, Bowdle

Sponsored By: Bowdle Public Library

For more information, contact: Joanne Mewherter <rmbpubliclibrary@yahoo.com>

April 22, 2016

Vermillion Public Library
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Scholar: Yvonne Hollenbeck

Venue Address: 18 Church St, Vermillion

Sponsored By: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

For more information, contact: Nancy Wehrkamp <nancy.wehrkamp@sduniversitycenter.org>

Jameson Annex, SD State Prison
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Scholar: John Beheler

Venue Address: 1600 North Dr, Sioux Falls

Sponsored By: Lakota Dakota Nakota (LDN)- Inmate Organization- Jamison Prison

For more information, contact: Mark Sanderson <marksanderson@sio.midco.net>

Pine Hills Retirement Community
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Scholar: Arley Fadness

Venue Address: 2711 Hwy 18, Hot Springs

Sponsored By: Westerners International Jedediah Smith Corral

For more information, contact: Trayce Dinkel <dinkel@gwtc.net>

April 24, 2016

Wessington Public Library
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Scholar: Lana Dannenbring-Eichstadt

Venue Address: 240 Wessington St S, Wessington

Sponsored By: Wessington Public Library

For more information, contact: Donna Runge <wesspublib@venturecomm.net>

The Journey Museum & Learning Center
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Scholar: Jean Patrick

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Minnilusa Historical Association

For more information, contact: Reid Riner <minnilusa@earthlink.net>

April 26, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

April 27, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

April 28, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

April 29, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Scholars: Susan Evans McClure, Catherine Lambrecht, Gwen Schock Cowherd

Venue Address: 920 W Sioux Ave, Pierre

Sponsored By: South Dakota State Historical Society

For more information, contact: Jay Smith <jay.smith@state.sd.us>

April 30, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Scholars: Susan Evans McClure, Catherine Lambrecht, Gwen Schock Cowherd

Venue Address: 920 W Sioux Ave, Pierre

Sponsored By: South Dakota State Historical Society

For more information, contact: Jay Smith <jay.smith@state.sd.us>

May 1, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

May 2, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

May 3, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

Ramkota Hotel
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Scholar: Phyllis Schrag

Venue Address: 920 W Sioux Ave, Pierre

Sponsored By: South Dakota Retired School Personnel

For more information, contact: Diana Glover

May 4, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

Smith Zimmerman Museum, DSU Campus
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Scholar: Orval Van Deest

Venue Address: 221 NE 8th St, Madison

Sponsored By: Madison Central School District

For more information, contact: Casey Materese <casey.materese@k12.sd.us>

Northern State University
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Internal audience only.

Scholar: Justin Blessinger

Venue Address: 1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen

Sponsored By: Northern State University

For more information, contact: Pen Pearson <pearsonp@northern.edu>

Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Scholar: Phyllis Schrag

Venue Address: 110 S Ree St, Pierre

Sponsored By: Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area

For more information, contact: Rebecca Bowers Spoehr <rbowers@cacsnet.org>

Northern State University
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Public reading.

Scholar: Justin Blessinger

Venue Address: 1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen

Sponsored By: Northern State University

For more information, contact: Pen Pearson <pearsonp@northern.edu>

Elks Theatre, "Ultimate Adventure: Yin & Yang"
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Venue Address: 512 6th St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival  Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

Ultimate Adventure: Yin & Yang

Short Documentary, 41 min  GRAPHIC SCENES

Produced & Directed by Dr. Stuart Fromm

Adventure and excitement with inherent risk and unknown outcomes—follow Dr. Stuart Fromm and other extreme athletes on a wild ride through both sides. Risk and thrill; win and lose; darkness and light—yin and yang. With rare edge-of-your-seat footage, this is as real as it gets! 

Q & A WITH DR. STUART FROMM

Elks Theatre, "Prophet's Prey"
7:00 pm - 8:35 pm

Venue Address: 512 6th St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

Prophet’s Prey

Also playing Thursday, May 5 Mueller Civic Center Theater – 6:30 pm

CO & SD, USA, Feature Documentary, 95 min  GRAPHIC SCENES

Produced by Amy Berg, Sam Brower

Written and Directed by Amy Berg 

When Warren Jeffs rose to Prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), he took control of a religion with a history of polygamous and underage marriage. In a short time Jeffs expanded these practices, growing in power at an unprecedented rate. By mirroring the concept of sister wives and ecclesiastical rape, he changed the moral compass of his followers. Prophet’s Pray examines Jeffs’ life, showing his rise to Prophet, worshipped by tens of thousands. Despite a trail of abuse and ruined lives, many of his faithful followers would give their life with just one word from him. 

Q & A WITH SAM BROWER AND GUESTS

 

May 5, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

Journey Museum Theater, "Upstairs"
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

Upstairs

Italy, Short Film, 22 min

Produced & Directed by Joseph Spadaro 

Four young men attend a local university in Brighton, a sea-side town overlooking the ocean. Each man has his own peculiar personality as witnessed by their different choices concerning their studies. Through their education and backgrounds, more of that becomes apparent throughout the film.

 

 

Journey Museum Theater, "Who Will Bury the Dead? The Death of Christianity in Lakota Country?"
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

Who Will Bury the Dead? The Death of Christianity in Lakota Country? 

Pine Ridge, USA, Feature Documentary, 85m

Directed and Produced by Mark St. Pierre

The 160 year history of the Lakota experiment with Christianity. The Death of Christianity in Lakota Country. A documentary on Spiritual Decolonization.

 

 

 

Journey Museum Theater, "A Worthy Fight"
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

A Worthy Fight 

USA, Student Film, 9 min

Produced & Directed by Katie Hoffman

A compelling documentary about a revolutionary new cancer treatment and the hope it might bring to the millions of people affected by the deadly disease.

 

 

 

 

Journey Museum Theater, "Tough as Nails"
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

Tough as Nails

USA, Short Documentary, 22 min

Produced & Directed by Matthew Adams

Accompany the women who train and race in the International Watercross Association, an extreme sport that means overcoming personal odds to pursue their lifelong dreams.

 

 

 

 

 

Journey Museum Theater, "Taking Lena Home"
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

USA, Feature Documentary, 60 min

Produced & Directed by Alexandra Grant

An artist buys an old tombstone, her first time to ever purchase an antique, only to discover it had been stolen back in 1945. Wanting to return it to its rightful place, she drives cross-country to a rural homesteading community in Nebraska.

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Methodist Church
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Scholar: Phyllis Schrag

Venue Address: 304 N Egan Ave, Madison

Sponsored By: United Methodist Women

For more information, contact: Joyce Welbon <welbonj@svtv.com>

Journey Museum Theater, "Trout"
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

USA, Short Film, 20 min  LANGUAGE, VIOLENCE

Produced by Avielle Heath, James Pidgeon 

Written & Directed by Brett Smith 

An early morning fishing trip for three 13-year-old boys turns terrifying when they must escape from an alcoholic, abusive parent. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journey Museum Theater, "The Things I'm Afraid to Tell You"
3:00 pm - 3:05 pm

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

Pine Ridge, SD, USA, Short Film, 4 min

Produced & Directed by Tara Rose Weston

A powwow princess who once held the title Miss Oglala Lakota Nation from the Pine Ridge Reservation goes away to college and marries her boyfriend at the young age of 19. When he sustains a traumatic brain injury in Afghanistan as an active duty soldier, she must become his caregiver. Things I’m Afraid to Tell You shares her journey through life, love and loss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journey Museum Theater, "Homeless"
3:00 pm - 3:10 pm

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

Rapid City, SD, USA, Student Film, 7 min

Produced by YMCA of Rapid City Youth Institute

Directed by Corbin Hayford

A young kid finds himself homeless when his mom leaves the family and his dad loses his job. Living on the streets of Rapid City, he does his best to survive. When his friends notice that he’s not in school, they search for him and provide the help he needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journey Museum Theater, "Today's Life"
3:00 pm - 3:05 pm

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

Rapid City, SD, USA, Student Film, 4 min

Produced by YMCA of Rapid City Youth Institute

Directed by Joseph Robles

Today’s obsession with technology leaves many teenagers missing out on life, as shown in this film. Each scenario is shown once with, and once without, technology playing a role. Afterward the narrator asks the teens which life they would choose—today’s life or without technology—and as they focus on their cell phones, she responds, “Today’s life.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journey Museum Theater, "Lakota Girls"
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

Thursday, May 5 – Journey Museum – 4 pm AND 6 pm (2 screenings)

Pine Ridge/Custer, USA, Feature Film, 90 min

Produced by Russell Cameron

Directed by Molli Cameron

Two young girls, one Native American and one White, face tragedy together and discover a shared history. In the midst of racial tensions, it is their brothers who stand with them against the dangers of a torn society. This multigenerational story brings two families with a passion for horses together to find lasting friendship. 

Q & A WITH MOLLI CAMERON AND GUESTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journey Museum Theater, "Lakota Girls"
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

Thursday, May 5 – Journey Museum – 4 pm AND 6 pm (2 screenings)

Pine Ridge/Custer, USA, Feature Film, 90 min

Produced by Russell Cameron

Directed by Molli Cameron

Two young girls, one Native American and one White, face tragedy together and discover a shared history. In the midst of racial tensions, it is their brothers who stand with them against the dangers of a torn society. This multigenerational story brings two families with a passion for horses together to find lasting friendship. 

Q & A WITH MOLLI CAMERON AND GUESTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southern Hills Methodist Church
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Scholar: Phyllis Schrag

Venue Address: 3400 E 49th St, Sioux Falls

Sponsored By: Sioux Falls Quilt Guild

For more information, contact: Pat A. Kiebach <pkiebach@yahoo.com>

Mueller Civic Center Theater, "Prophet's Prey"
6:30 pm - 8:05 pm

Venue Address: 801 S 6th St, Hot Springs

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

CO & SD, USA, Feature Documentary, 95 min  GRAPHIC SCENES

Produced by Amy Berg, Sam Brower

Written and Directed by Amy Berg 

When Warren Jeffs rose to Prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), he took control of a religion with a history of polygamous and underage marriage. In a short time Jeffs expanded these practices, growing in power at an unprecedented rate. By mirroring the concept of sister wives and ecclesiastical rape, he changed the moral compass of his followers. Prophet’s Pray examines Jeffs’ life, showing his rise to Prophet, worshipped by tens of thousands. Despite a trail of abuse and ruined lives, many of his faithful followers would give their life with just one word from him. 

Q & A WITH SAM BROWER AND GUESTS

 

 

Journey Museum Theater, "Whispering Pines"
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

USA, Short Film, 16 min  ADULT THEME, LANGUAGE

Produced & Directed by Jason E. Johnson 

Finding that his life as a career criminal has left him empty, a middle-aged gangster decides to retire for in exchange for love and marriage. Tough choices must be made if he is going to have a chance at lasting happiness. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journey Museum Theater, "Fighting for Hope"
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

USA, Feature Documentary, 82 min

Produced & Directed by Bill Collins

One couple takes on the dangerous world of sex-trafficking in the most unlikely place—the suburbs of Atlanta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 6, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

Journey Museum Theater, "Our Own Words"
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

USA, Short Documentary, 24m 

Directed by Jay Fishback, Paul V. Fishback

For over 20 years, the Oak Lake Writers’ Society has celebrated American Indian cultures, history, language and traditions and explored and published perspectives on issues of concern to Dakota, Lakota and Nakota peoples.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journey Museum Theater, "The Hoax"
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

USA, Feature Documentary, 76 min

Produced & Directed by Rodney Gray 

Touted as a protection of homeowner properties, the Homeowners Association (HOA) industry is actually riddled with abuse of power and lack of regulation, which is independently examined in this film.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journey Museum Theater, "Yellow"
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

Australia, Short Film, 11 min  VIOLENCE, LANGUAGE

Produced by Jose Prabowo

Written & Directed by Oluwadamilola Oshodi

A thirty-year-old man struggles to remain obedient to his father’s last words. For twenty years he holds true to his promise, but realizes he needs to choose between the realities of his situation or a long-ago promise to obey. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journey Museum Theater, "The C Word"
1:00 pm - 2:35 pm

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

USA, Feature Documentary, 92 min

Produced & Directed by Meghan L. O’Hara 

In a surprisingly fresh new take on an old nemesis, equal doses of humor, heart, and rock-and-roll sensibility sends cancer running scared. Corporate profiteering, hidden science, and financial incentives are all reasons individuals don’t realize their own power in this fight. A longtime collaborator with Michael Moore, director O’Hara engages and entertains the audience, uncovering a better way to turn the tables on the disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avera Majestic Bluffs
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Scholar: Phyllis Schrag

Venue Address: 2111 West 11th St, Yankton

Sponsored By: Avera Majestic Bluffs

For more information, contact: Linda Folkers <lfolkers@avera.org>

Journey Museum Theater, "Legend of Amba"
3:00 pm - 3:35 pm

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

USA, Short Film, 35 min  ADULT THEME, NUDITY, LANGUAGE

Produced & Directed by Kaelan Strouse

A group of childhood friends are invited on a trip and reconnect under mysterious circumstances. While hiking in the woods they encounter a magical force that reveals what they truly feel about themselves, each other, and the world at large.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journey Museum Theater, "The Legend of Swee' Pea"
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

The Legend of Swee’ Pea

Friday, May 6 – Journey Museum – 3 pm

USA, Feature Documentary, 80 min

Produced & Directed by Benjamin May 

Lloyd ‘Swee’ Pea’ Daniels was a basketball prodigy felled by drugs and bullets until he made an improbable comeback that cements his reputation as a flawed hero and the greatest playground legend of all time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill City High School Theater, "East Side Sushi"
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Venue Address: 341 Main St, Hill City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

LA, USA, Feature Film, 106 min

Written & Directed by Anthony Lucero

Produced by Julie Rubio

After working at a fruit-vendor cart for years, single mom Juana can slice and dice with great speed and precision. Intrigued by Japanese culinary, she takes a job at a Japanese restaurant and learns to make sushi. She decides to become a sushi chef, only to find out she is the ‘wrong’ race and gender. Against all odds, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, determined to achieve her dream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill City High School Theater, "Roadside Assistance"
7:00 pm - 7:10 pm

Venue Address: 341 Main St, Hill City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

USA, Short Film, 7 min  ADULT CONTENT, GRAPHIC VIOLENCE, LANGUAGE

Produced & Directed by Bears Fonte 

A mysterious woman stranded on the roadside hitches a ride with a passing stranger, but neither person is who they appear to be. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill City High School Theater, "Gloriana"
7:00 pm - 7:10 pm

Venue Address: 341 Main St, Hill City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

USA, Short Film, 9 min  ADULT THEME, LANGUAGE 

Produced by Jeffrey Golden

Directed by Stefany Mathias

The Army’s first female Ranger platoon leader is unfairly tried for a failed combat mission. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill City High School Theater, "About That Life"
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue Address: 341 Main St, Hill City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

USA, Short Film, 30 min  ADULT THEME, LANGUAGE

Produced & Directed by Justin Deegan 

Half Arikara and half Lakota, two young boys born as cousins were raised as brothers. Later in life, although separated by tragedy, they are redeemed through spirit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill City High School Theater, "3000"
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue Address: 341 Main St, Hill City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

Australia, Greece, Short Film, 20 min  ADULT THEME, LANGUAGE

Produced & Directed by Antonis Tsonis

An unemployed youth desperate to help his best friend fight cancer secretly decides to become a criminal to pay for the treatments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill City High School Theater, "Once Upon a Prince"
7:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Venue Address: 341 Main St, Hill City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

USA, Short Film, 12 min

Produced by Angeline Anderson

Directed by Cyrina Fiallo

Violet works as a princess, but her life is no fairytale. Stuck in a dead-end relationship with her not so charming boyfriend, she decides to change her situation and find her prince. She meets Nathan at his daughter’s birthday party, and sparks fly. Together they must decide whether to take a leap of faith or risk missing their happily ever after.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill City High School Theater, "Misfortune"
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue Address: 341 Main St, Hill City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

USA, Feature Film, 90 min  ADULT THEME, LANGUAGE, VIOLENCE

Produced & Directed by Desmond Devenish 

When a young man down on his luck discovers that his father’s killer has been released on parole, a fierce cat-and-mouse chase takes place in the hostile desert landscape, in search of a hidden family inheritance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 7, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

Hill City High School Theater, "Jackson Pollock's Mural"
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Venue Address: 341 Main St, Hill City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

Italy, USA, Short Documentary, 40 min

Produced & Directed by Kevin Kelley

This documentary follows the commission by Peggy Guggenheim of a large painting for her townhouse by an unknown Jackson Pollock. The painting’s journey to a small mid-western college town is followed by controversy. Mural, Pollock’s most famous piece, is recused from a terrible flood, then continues to The Getty, as experts struggle to conserve it before is goes on a world tour starting in Venice Italy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill City High School Theater, "Payback"
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Venue Address: 341 Main St, Hill City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

Brazil, Feature Film, 78 min  ADULT CONTENT

Produced & Directed by Andre Moraes 

A film director meets up with his old team to make a ‘road movie’. With no money, they create a variety of scams to fund the production, plotting revenge along the way. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill City High School Theater, "Lilly Gets a Pet"
1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

Venue Address: 341 Main St, Hill City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

Canada, Student Film, 5 min 

Produced by Xstine Cook

Directed by Maezy Dennie, Medina Dennie, Sol Demuth, Berlin Demuth, Ocean Demuth, Zaiyah Dennie, the Bum Family 

A ten-foot tall orange monster named Lilly takes an epic journey throughout Wanda’s Pet Shop in search of a friend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill City High School Theater, "SMART"
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Venue Address: 341 Main St, Hill City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

Los Angeles, CA, USA, Feature Documentary, 73 min

Produced & Directed by Justin Zimmerman 

This fascinating feature-length documentary showcases the skills of a remarkable group of individuals who make up the Los Angeles Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team. The SMART team uses their specialized training, experience and knowledge to rescue small and large animals in distress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill City High School Theater, "Birthday"
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Venue Address: 341 Main St, Hill City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

USA, Short Film, 13 min  GRAPHIC IMAGES

Produced & Directed by Chris King

When the young wife of a Marine receives news that her husband has been severely injured in combat, they embark on an extremely difficult yet amazing journey. (*Oscar qualified for 2017)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill City High School Theater, "Beyond Glory"
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue Address: 341 Main St, Hill City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

USA – Feature Film, 82 min

Screenplay by Stephen Lang

Directed by Larry Brand

Based on journalist Larry Smith’s best-selling war chronicle, Beyond Glory combines the art of theatre and cinema to tell the desperate conflicts of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Actor Stephen Lang changes character with quicksilver virtuosity to share the remarkable stories of eight Medal of Honor recipients. Paired with filmmaker Larry Brand, they dive deep into the reservoirs of emotion and pain, fortitude and courage, humility and joy, enhanced by a wide cinematic arsenal. 

Q & A WITH STEPHEN LANG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill City High School Theater, "Synergenix"
7:00 pm - 7:05 pm

Venue Address: 341 Main St, Hill City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

USA, Student Film, 3 min

Produced & Directed by Breanne Breanne

Synergenix is a collaborative animation of colorful, unique characters dancing to energetic music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill City High School Theater, "Phil's Camino"
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue Address: 341 Main St, Hill City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

USA, Short Documentary, 27 min 

Produced by Doug Blush

Directed by Jessica Lewis & Annie ONeil 

A colorful and affecting journey about a free spirit who wants to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain, a 500-mile pilgrimage route. Facing Stage-4 cancer and living in Seattle, everyone insists he shouldn’t do the strenuous trek. Instead he builds his own Camino in the forest behind his house and ends up walking the same distance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill City High School Theater, "Bird Dog"
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue Address: 341 Main St, Hill City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com

Website: http://www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org/

USA, Short Film, 26 min 

Produced & Directed by Katrina Whalen

An imaginative young girl is confronted by fear and wonder after swallowing the heart of a mourning dove while on a hunting trip with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 8, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

May 9, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

Downtown Branch, Siouxland Libraries
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Scholar: Phyllis Schrag

Venue Address: 200 N Dakota Ave, Sioux Falls

Sponsored By: Siouxland Libraries

For more information, contact: Heather Stephenson <hstephenson@siouxfalls.org>

May 10, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

South Dakota Discovery Center
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Venue Address: 805 W Sioux Ave, Pierre

Sponsored By: South Dakota Discovery Center

For more information, contact: Kristie Maher <kristiemaher@sd-discovery.com>

Custer Senior Center
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Scholar: Phyllis Schrag

Venue Address: 538 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer

Sponsored By: Custer Senior Center

For more information, contact: Lois Wells <bilo@gwtc.net>

Cultural Heritage Center
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Scholar: Jean Patrick

Venue Address: 900 Governors Dr, Pierre

Sponsored By: South Dakota Historical Society Foundation

For more information, contact: Dorinda Daniel <dorinda.daniel@state.sd.us>

May 11, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

Veterans Resource Center
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Venue Address: University Student Union, Brookings

Sponsored By: Veterans Resource Center

For more information, contact: Michelle Reusink <michelle.reusink@sdstate.edu>

Pettigrew School gymnasium
8:30 am - 10:30 am

Scholar: Tass Thacker

Venue Address: 7900 West 53rd St, Sioux Falls

Sponsored By: R.F. Pettigrew Elementary

For more information, contact: Kevin Dick <kevin.dick@k12.sd.us>

South Dakota Discovery Center
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Venue Address: 805 W Sioux Ave, Pierre

Sponsored By: South Dakota Discovery Center

For more information, contact: Kristie Maher <kristiemaher@sd-discovery.com>

Robert Bennis Elementary
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Scholar: Tass Thacker

Venue Address: 2001 S Sioux Blvd, Brandon

Sponsored By: Robert Bennis Elementary PTA

For more information, contact: Jill Smorawske <hlavacek_12@hotmail.com>

Burke Civic Center Community Room
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Scholar: Arley Fadness

Venue Address: Main St, Burke

Sponsored By: Gregory County Historical Society

For more information, contact: Richard Rubel <rbsrubel@gwtc.net>

May 12, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

South Dakota Discovery Center
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Venue Address: 805 W Sioux Ave, Pierre

Sponsored By: South Dakota Discovery Center

For more information, contact: Kristie Maher <kristiemaher@sd-discovery.com>

Days of '76 Museum
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Scholar: Phyllis Schrag

Venue Address: 18 Seventy-Six Drive, Deadwood

Sponsored By: Deadwood History,Inc

For more information, contact: Rose Speirs <rose@deadwoodhistory.com>

May 13, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

South Dakota Discovery Center
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Venue Address: 805 W Sioux Ave, Pierre

Sponsored By: South Dakota Discovery Center

For more information, contact: Kristie Maher <kristiemaher@sd-discovery.com>

May 14, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>

First Baptist Church
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Scholar: Phyllis Schrag

Venue Address: 707 St Patrick St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: American Baptist Women of First Baptist Church

For more information, contact: Carol Misterek <misterek45@gmail.com>

May 15, 2016

Journey Museum Library (upstairs)
This is an all-day event that starts on Apr 26 and ends on May 21

Venue Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Black Hills Film Festival

For more information, contact: Christine VanNess <chris@blackhillsfilmfestival.com>