The success of Scottish director, Steven Lewis Simpson’s adaptation of best-selling
novel, Neither Wolf Nor Dog, defies logic—Hollywood logic that is. It was audience financed with 18 shoot days, a tiny crew, a 95-year-old star and a self-distributed release that started in small towns and is outperforming Hollywood blockbusters in numerous multiplexes. It has a higher audience score on Rotten Tomatoes than any big Hollywood movie out at the moment; 4.7/5 – 95%. The film has had
a longer theatrical run than any other US film released in 2017 and has become the most successful non-Hollywood Native American film in years.
The film has steadily rolled out through the nation and has remarkably passed the 125th theater mark within only 15% of the country. Up in Vancouver, WA the film grossed more than every Hollywood blockbuster in town other than Wonder Woman. It was one of two best performing films of the year at the theater. Most recently, Oklahoma Film Critics Society’s Louis Fowler named Neither Wolf Nor Dog
his number one film of 2017. The film now opens in Prescott at the Picture Show-Frontier Village from March 2nd for at least one week. It is the film’s 10th theatre in Arizona. It had a fantastic 3-week run at the height of blockbusters season in Metro Phoenix and was a big hit in Flagstaff.
Based on the best-selling Native American novel by Kent Nerburn, Neither Wolf Nor Dog takes audiences on a deeply moving road trip through contemporary and historical Lakota life and culture. Its humor is wry and pulls no punches, introducing deep characters and poignant vignettes that challenge the viewer to see the world a bit differently. Star, Dave Bald Eagle died before the film’s release, at the age of 97. For a time his obituary was the most-read story in the world on the BBC. NPR’s All Things Considered team debated whether Bald Eagle was “the world’s most interesting
Dave Bald Eagle was left for dead during D-Day. Co-star, Christopher Sweeney was awarded the Silver Star from the Gulf War. Yet it was co-star, Richard Ray Whitman who was never in the service that spent the most days under fire during the 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973 where the government fired hundreds of thousands of bullets at American Indian Movement activists. Tatanka
Means hails from Chinle, AZ. His father, Russell Means, was one of the instigators of that occupation. Dave Bald Eagle had relatives at the infamous Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. The film’s climax was filmed at Wounded Knee. Sacred ground for its stars. This wasn’t your average movie shoot.
“By the time the end credits arrive, the characters of this modest, crowdfunded feature are practically unforgettable. It’s immensely serious but no downer.”
Colin Covert – Star Tribune ★★★1⁄2 out of four stars https://tinyurl.com/lyu3ooo
“Bury the white saviour complex at Wounded Knee”
Reddirt Report ★★★★★ Review: https://tinyurl.com/ycbcfgvu
Top film of 2017 from Oklahoma Film Critics Circle reviewer Louis Fowler https://goo.gl/wynFSg
Its IMDB audience reaction http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3951908/reviews