OCT. 4 – 7
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BAD PRESS receives a rave review by THE SHEET!
Dir. Rebecca Landsberry-Baker and Joe Peeler
Screens Wed. Oct. 4 at 7:00pm
at Bishop Twin Theatre 237 Main St.
Followed by a Q&A with the Filmmaker Joe Peeler
“Beyond Indian Country, touting the First Amendment is often something of a punchline—an excuse to say something brash, at worst. But at its best, the First Amendment guarantees some of our most beloved rights—the right to free speech and a free press.
The documentary, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year, follows the phonetically spelled Mvskoke Media and its band of impassioned journalists as they take on their tribe’s National Council to demand that free press be enshrined as law by an amendment in the nation’s constitution….”
…The foreground of political machinations and dauntless journalism in Bad Press are made hauntingly beautiful by images filmed at the heart of the reservation—listless rocking chairs on farmhouse porches and rusted Volkswagens in Fields of cattle. Landsberry-Baker and Peeler’s fillmmaking cater to the throughline of the documentary—that which is most ordinary is also most fundamental. Free speech is ill-dismissed by those of us who have never entertained the idea of its alternative—Bad Press presents free speech as a right in need of stewardship…..
THE SHEET – Kendall Milender
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CLOSING NIGHT FILM
NO LEGS. ALL HEART.
Director Pablo Durana
After years of addiction and a life changing accident, André Kajlich fights to be the first double amputee to complete the Race Across America, a bone-crushing 3,082 mile bike race, revealing a true test of spirit and the pain we endure to carve our own path in life.
FOLLOWED BY A COMPLIMENTARY RECEPTION WITH AWARDS AND AN OPEN BEER AND WINE BAR.
FRIDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT FILM
Directors Josh Tickell, Rebecca Tickell
COMMON GROUND is the highly anticipated sequel to the juggernaut success documentary Kiss the Ground, which touched over 1 billion people globally and inspired the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to put $20 billion toward soil health.
By fusing journalistic exposé with deeply personal stories from those on the front lines of the sustainable food movement, COMMON GROUND unveils a dark web of money, power, and politics behind our broken food system.
The film reveals how racist practices forged our current farm system in which farmers of all colors are literally dying to feed us.
The film profiles a hopeful and uplifting movement of white, black, and indigenous farmers who are using alternative “regenerative” models of agriculture that could balance the climate, save our health, and stabilize America’s economy—before it’s too late.
Five Screenings of features and short documentaries all focused on environmental issues and mountain culture. The team at the Eastern Sierra Mountain Film Festival has curated some of the most interesting and inspiring films on the festival circuit.