‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ returns to Bemidji Theaters

The film Neither Wolf Nor Dog ,based on Minnesota author Kent Nerburn’s book of the same name, will return to the Bemidji Theaters Friday, Oct. 30, for a special encore screening.

According to a release, the film’s journey began at Bemidji’s CEC Theaters almost four years ago.

Based on the best-selling Native American novel, written in Bemidji by Nerburn, Neither Wolf Nor Dog takes audiences on a deeply moving road trip through
contemporary and historical Lakota life and culture.

The film’s narrative starts in Bemidji but is mostly set throughout Western South Dakota. 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 at the age of 97 before the film was released. For a time his obituary was the most-read feature in the world on the BBC. NPR’s All Things Considered team debated whether Bald Eagle was “the world’s most interesting man.”

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.

Dave Bald Eagle had relatives at the infamous Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. The film’s climax was filmed at Wounded Knee.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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