Published June 26, 2017
LA POINTE, WISCONSIN — Film and music lovers will gather July 6 – 8, 2017 for three nights of outdoor fun along the shore of Lake Superior. Among the films featured for the sixth annual film festival are films about the Standing Rock reistance by American Indians to protest the Dakota Access pipeline.
THURSDAY, JULY 6: Anishinaabeg environmental activist, author, and economist Winona LaDuke will appear before a screening of “First Daughter and the Black Snake,” a documentary about her protest of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Music before by Ojibwe singer-songwriter Annie Humphrey.
FRIDAY, JULY 7: John Munson (Trip Shakespeare, Semisonic, The New Standards) will play a ‘sunset set’ before the summer shorts lineup; a hand-picked mix of 8 short films with ‘island spirit’ from around the world — including “Waabooz,” shot at the annual Red Cliff Pow Wow in 2015. Filmmaker Molly Katagiri will be present for this screening. Also featuring a sneak peek of “The Cure Map,” a film in progress about Kelsey Peterson, an islander and former Ms. Wheelchair Minnesota, now on a quest to explore leading edge ideas in spinal cord injury research.
SATURDAY, JULY 9: The extraordinary electro-folk of Ingebord Von Agassiz will kick off our closing night screening of the Sundance Film Festival award-winning music documentary “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World.”
$10 admission collected onsite. No advance sales or reservations. Music begins at 8pm. Films roll at 9:30pm. Bring a blanket or lawnchair and make yourself comfortable in front of our giant outdoor screen.