Saturday, October 26, 2019

Thunder Film Festival Set for October 30

By Native News Online Staff - October 26, 2019 at 12:02AM

Gary Farmer

Published October 26, 2019

CLOQUET, Minn. — The fifth annual Thunder Film Festival presented by Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College takes place on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, in Room 195 on campus.

The 2019 Thunder Film Festival features special guest Gary Farmer, the award-winning actor who has appeared in Smoke Signals and Dead Man. Farmer will open the Thunder Film Festival at 1:00 p.m. with a meet-and-greet session followed by a short presentation. The rest of the one-day event is filled with short films, documentaries, long-format films, and a feast.

The screening schedule includes short films created by Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College student filmmakers and additional local filmmakers at 3:00 p.m., followed by a showing of Fintiaanit at 4:30 p.m. and a break for a feast at 5:00 p.m. The evening screening session presents the documentary Birthing Sovereignty at 6:00 p.m., and the recently released zombie horror film Blood Quantum featuring Gary Farmer at 6:45 p.m. The festival wraps up at 8:20 p.m. with a screening of the 2019 documentary Blood Memory.

The Thunder Film Festival honors indigenous stories presented through the art of film and video. The festival includes student, local, regional, and national films, plus the opportunity for participants to connect with area filmmakers and join discussions.

The entire Thunder Film Festival includes free admission and the festival is open to everyone. Call 218-879-0194 for more information.

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