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Sitting Bull's great grandson, Ernie LaPointe, recounts the Sitting Bull family oral history and how he became Sitting Bull's voice.
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Bill Matson

114 backers pledged $20,379 to help bring this project to life.

FLATHEAD LAKE FILM FESTIVAL....FULL HOUSE!

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Hau Donor Tribe,

We were pleased to have been treated to a sold out showing of our documentary in beautiful Polson, Mt. at the Showboat Theater (approx. 144 seats). 

During the festivities we entered into talks to distribute 'Sitting Bull's Voice' in a limited release format in numerous cities by the independent theater chain showing our film at the festival through our own distribution company.

Hollywood has not really embraced Native story telling that has a Native slant to it (not just our film but nearly all Native oriented films). So...If we can't join Hollywood...we will turn it around. We will be booking play dates in several theaters...dates that otherwise would go to main stream Hollywood pictures. We've already identified two theater chains who are willing to play ball and we have our antennae up looking for more! 

We will announce play dates in future updates.

This won't be easy but fighting to get your message heard never is.

If you know any independent theater owners, message us here. We plan on having our documentary made into a virtual movie that can be shown on the Cinedigm digital format. That is how the majority of independent movie theaters receive their product since shipping the big heavy reels was abandoned. We will pay the rental.

Pilamaye yelo and Thank You,

Ernie, Tim, and Bill

SITTING BULL'S VOICE SCREENING AT FLATHEAD LAKE FILM FESTIVAL

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Hau Donor Tribe,

Once again we have been honored with an invitation to screen our documentary at an international Film Festival. This time at the Flathead Lake International Cinemafest in Polson, Montana. It will be screened Saturday January 24 at 8 PM in the Showboat Cinema located at 416 Main St. in downtown Polson. Admission will be $5 and both Ernie and Bill will be there for a Question and Answer session after the screening. 

The award ceremony will be held the following night. If you have a hankering, come join us.

http://www.flicpolson.com

Pilamaye Yelo and Thank You,

Ernie, Tim, and Bill

Third Annual Flathead Lake International Cinemafest, January 23-25, 2015

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Dear Donor Tribe,

We are proud to have had our film 'Sitting Bull's Voice' accepted to be part of the Third Annual Flathead International Cinefest in Polson, Montana January 23-25, 2015.

This doesn't happen without your kind and wonderful support! Onward and upward!

We will keep you informed as the festival draws closer!

Pilamaye yelo and thank you!

Ernie, Tim, and Bill

ANOTHER AWARD

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Hau Donor Tribe,

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Best Native Documentary Award at the Indie Spirit Film Festival!

We anticipate that this will be our last festival. We are examining a theatrical release. We may start in the Black Hills and work out from there. We will keep you up to date.

Thank you once again for making this all possible!

Pilamaye yelo and Thank You,

Ernie, Tim, & Bill

A GRAND EVENT

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Hau Donor Tribe,

Our film has been bestowed the honor of opening the Indie Spirit Film Festival at 7:00PM in the Palmer High Auditorium at 301 N Nevada Ave Colorado Springs, CO this Friday Oct 17. An Opening Night Reception will follow at the Tim Gill Center located at 315 E Costilla St also in Colorado Springs around 9 pm. Ernie, Bill, our Narrator John Thorpe, one of our singers Jake Miller, and Bob St Claire who was interviewed in the documentary will be in attendance. 

Bill will participate in a film makers question and answer panel held at the Antler's Hilton Hotel located at 4 S Cascade Ave in Colorado Springs starting at 11:30 on Saturday Oct 18.

We have heard that we will be able to meet some of you there at the festival. We look forward to doing that. Don't be shy to introduce yourselves!

Here is the festival website: http://isffschedule.ifsoc.org/list.php

Toksa Ake and Thank You!

Ernie, Tim, and Bill