A.C.T. Studio Theatre presents Native American Film Screening: “Neither Wolf Nor Dog”
Adapted from the Best-selling Native American novel by Kent Nerburn, Film-maker Steven Lewis Simpson opted to bypass traditional film distributors. “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” became the most successful self-distributed movie of 2017 in the U. S. and the most successful non-Hollywood Native American-themed film in years. No other novel is acknowledged as so successfully bridging the gap between white America and the Native American world.
Kent Nerburn, a goodhearted white American writer, receives a mysterious phone call asking him to meet an old man on a distant Indian reservation. Despite misgivings, Kent travels across the Great Plains to the sparse lands of the Dakotas to connect with Dan, a 95-year-old Lakota elder. Dan’s clapboard shack sits on a bleak and poverty stricken reservation. Dan interrogates Kent as to his motives for working with Natives. Satisfied, Dan hands Kent a shoebox full of notes and tells him to turn them into a book.
Kent is struck by the profound insights about American history and culture from the Native perspective. As the stories pour from Dan, Kent’s understanding of the world is turned upside down. An inanimate landscape comes alive; a history he thought he knew is called into question.
Roaring Fire Films Presents a film by Steven Lewis Simpson, distributed by InYo Entertainment Film Distribution. Starring Dave Bald Eagle, Christopher Sweeney and Richard Ray Whitman, “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” film screenings will be presented at A.C.T. on Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m., Oct. 26 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m., and Oct. 27 at 2:00 p.m. A.C.T. Studio Theatre is located in the Cedar Pointe Plaza, 2399 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart. Reserved seating is $12. For tickets and information, please visit actstudiotheatre.com or call (772) 932-8880.