GREENFIELD – Hit Native American movie “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” shows 2 p.m. April 7 for one special projection only at the Warren Cultural Center, 154 Public Square, in Greenfield.
“Neither Wolf Nor Dog” is a feature film from British director Steven Lewis Simpson premiering at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2016. Simpson released it himself directly into U.S. cinemas in 2017 and it is still in first-run cinemas in 2019, which makes it the longest first-run theatrical release in the U.S. in more than a decade.
Adapted from the acclaimed novel “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” by Kent Nerburn, the story follows a white author who gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakotas by a 95-year-old Lakota elder, played by Chief Dave Bald Eagle, and his side-kick.
“I have not been raised up to speak for my people, but I’m old and my time is short.”
The white author seeks to write down the elder’s thoughts: “When white people won, it was a victory. When we won, it was a massacre. When they fought for freedom, it was a revolution. When we fought for freedom, it was an uprising.”
The film was primarily shot on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which borders South Dakota and Nebraska as well as having scenes shot in Los Angeles, California, and Rushville, Nebraska. This film is appropriate for middle school aged and older.
View the trailer here https://vimeo.com/204839186.
Order tickets at Ed & Eva’s, call 641-743-2566 or online at www.warrenculturalcenter.com.