Wyoming Film Festival Schedule
Friday 26 August 2011
6p-7p Popcorn Lobby opens
7p Welcome to the 2011 Wyoming Film Festival
Fight of the Wild Stallions
1947 documentary short film shot in the Red Desert of Wyoming
featuring wild horse wrangling and rodeo along with a fight between the famous stallion Desert Dust and a fierce black stallion. This film produced by Thomas Meade was nominated for a 1948 Oscar in the Best Short Documentary category. Presentation of this film is made possible by the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming.
Follow the Colorado River with Coloradan Pete McBride who takes a personal journey downstream to focus his cameras looking for what becomes of the river as it supports 30 million people in the American West.
The New Frontier: Sustainable Ranching in the American West
The New Frontier" explores various controversies over cattle ranching and rangeland management in the American West. Shot on three family ranches in the Rockies of Colorado, southern New Mexico and Central Texas Blackland Prairie, the film examines cultural, scientific, political and philosophical considerations faced by ranching families and communities.
Run To The East
This is a documentary about three American Indian high school distance runners competing in national track meets, vying for college scholarships while seeking to defy the negative stereotypes of American Indians.
Saturday 27 August 2011
9a-2:30p Video Production Workshop
Lights, Camera, Action! Wyoming Community Media brings its video production workshop to the Wyoming Film Festival. This workshop is primarily targeted to high school students and will present the basics of operating a video camera, setting up lights and sound, and the fundamentals of script writing while working on an actual film production project.
3p-4:30 John Raymond Presentation
Screenwriter Jon Raymond is the author of The Half-Life, a novel, and Livability, a collection of stories, two of which became the movies Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy. He is also the writer of the film Meek's Cutoff, currently in theatrical release, co-writer of the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce, and author of the forthcoming novel, Rain Dragon. His writing has appeared in Artforum, Bookforum, The Village Voice, and many other publications. His presentation will focus on the evolution of his work with Kelly Reichardt, the director of three films (Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy, and Meek's Cutoff) based on his writings.
5:30p-6:45 Festival Reception
Informal gathering with food, cash bar, and conversation with
filmmakers and film lovers.
7:00 Opening Remarks
Highway 22 Revisited
Urban legend or truth? Filmmaker Jennifer Tennican explores the story of whether or not Bob Dylan performed at an iconic western watering hole. Winner of the 2011 Wyoming Film Office Short Film Contest
The Aerial Girl
A young girl moves to her grandfather’s Wyoming ranch where she meets a ranch hand who turns her life upside down.
Ski the 14ers
The story of Chris Davenport’s goal to climb and ski all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in a single winter. The quest begins with history-making speed and skill as Davenport crosses off 30 peaks in a single month. When Mother Nature intervenes, we follow the skier on a journey through a little-understood piece of the American landscape as he raises the bar for his sport and inspires a new generation of ski mountaineers to become stewards for the environment.
Wild Water is a documentary journey into the mind and soul of whitewater, into the places only river runners can go, places of discovery, solitude and risk. The filmmakers set out to create a new kind of adventure film…one where image, sound and ideas trump all else.
A contemporary portrait of south central Idaho, where farmers butt heads about water usage and other locals play the "Passing Out Game," a method for getting high that involves hyperventilation and choking. Official selection at 2011 Tribeca Film Festival