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2017 Black Hills Film Festival

April 27, 2017 - April 28, 2017  1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Thursday, April 27

DIVERGE
Thursday, April 27 – The Journey Museum & Learning Center – 1 pm

USA, Feature Film, 85 minutes
Produced by Noah Lang & David Mandel
Directed by James Morrison
In the aftermath of a global pandemic, one survivor is given the chance to travel across time to stop the cataclysmic event and regain everything he has lost. But he must confront the man responsible for sowing the seeds of humankind's destruction - his past self.

THE PEOPLE
Thursday, April 27 – The Journey Museum & Learning Center – 1 pm

South Dakota, USA, Short Film, 22 minutes
Produced by Angel White Eyes & Willi White
Directed by Willi White
Set in dystopia 71 years into the future, when Native lands and rights are gone, and poverty, oppression and civil war have laid ruin to U.S. democracy. Reservations are now encampments guarded by private military security. This is the world where Itancan lives, and he will do anything to escape it. 

MNI WICONI - The Stand at Standing Rock
Thursday, April 27 - The Journey Museum & Learning Center - 3:15 pm
USA, Short Documentary, 8 minutes
Produced by Lisa Diamond
Directed by Lucian Read
Mni Wiconi is Lakota for "water is life", the rallying call for the movement opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. Water protectors share their story and mission.

WE ARE A HORSE NATION
Thursday, April 27 - The Journey Museum & Learning Center - 3:15 pm
South Dakota, USA, Short Documentary, 34 minutes
Produced by Keith Braveheart
Directed by Keith Braveheart
Through the voices of the Oceti Sakowin (Lakota, Dakota and Nakota), the film tells stories, shares songs and knowledge about a way of life of the Sunka Wakan Oyate (Horse Nation). Also featured are Oceti Sakowin youth as they develop healing relationships with and understanding of the Horse Nation.  

Friday, April 28

THE BRIDGE
Friday, April 28 - The Journey Museum & Learning Center - 1 pm
USA, Short Film, 10 minutes
Produced by Luke Doyle
Directed by Colton Constanzo
Clay, a young civil engineer, returns to his hometown on assignment, where he confronts an old family friend and his opinion about an upcoming engineering project. Though Clay hopes to change his friend's outlook, his own view is tested. 

WEST VIRGINIA STORIES
Friday, April 28 - The Journey Museum & Learning Center - 1 pm
USA, Feature Film, 88 minutes
Produced by Colleen Kelly, Richard Moon & Isabel J. Hildebrandt
Directed by Preston Peterson & Jason Boesch
People who live in and around a small town in the coal-mining country of Appalachia confront life and death in three intertwined vignettes. A story of connection and isolation, of being home and distant at the same time, audiences witness how the outside world comes crashing down on a small, but not-so-simple community.

SHE SINGS TO THE STARS
Friday, April 28 - The Journey Museum & Learning Center - 3:15 pm
USA, Feature Film, 106 minutes
Produced by Jonathon Corcoran
Directed by Jennifer Corcoran
In the Southwest desert, a Native American grandmother lives alone tending her corn. Her grandson and a white, aging magician and his rabbit become stranded there. No water. Rattlesnakes. A river of stars. Everything changes: anything is possible. 

**Click here for a complete listing of all of the 2017 Black Hills Film Festival films and their locations.** 

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