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Forum staff reports, Published March 01 2009

Fargo Film Festival schedule

With several films playing every day of the Fargo Film Festival, which runs Tuesday through Saturday in the Fargo Theatre, it’s tough for working folk to make all the movies.

Here’s a list of some highlights on the festival’s lineup. Find a complete schedule at www.fargofilmfestival.org.


Pre-party, Silver Moon Supper Club, 5-6:45 p.m.

“Ice People,” 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and subjects from the documentary. The film follows NDSU scientists and students in Antarctica.

“In Rwanda we say ... The family that does not speak dies,” 8:45 p.m., looks at efforts at ethic reconciliation in Rwanda.


“The Greatest Silent Sport,” 10:15 a.m., best student documentary. Follows hikers on portions of the 4,600-mile North Country National Scenic Trail.

“Beyond the Mesas,” 3:05 p.m., Native American Voices honorable mention. Chronicles the forced removal of the Hopi children to boarding schools.

“A Day Late in Oakland,”

7:15 p.m., best short documentary. A look at the death of journalist Chauncey Bailey and the organization implicated in his killing.

“One Water,” 7:45 p.m., honorable mention feature documentary. Filmed in 15 countries, this film looks at the meaning of water to humanity.


“æ,” 1:30 p.m., student film honorable mention. A lone detective follows his gut and his gun to solve a crime, with a mysterious symbol as his only clue.

“This is Me,” 3:40 p.m., student film honorable mention. A young man recounts his experiences of being bullied and how being an outsider made him a stronger person.

“Sita Sings the Blues,” 7 p.m., recipient of the Ruth Landfield Award. An 82-minute animated film about Sita, who is separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama.

“Good Looking,” 8:45 p.m., Native American Voices honorable mention. Tells of a struggling actress who has to decide between getting a part and maintaining her self-esteem.

“Moccasin Flats: Redemption,” 9:05 p.m., winner of best picture in Native American Voices category. Red does time for a crime he says he didn’t commit then returns home to a neighborhood on the verge of a gang war.


“… And the 7th Day, God Rocked,” 7 p.m., narrative feature honorable mention. Rockumentary about a Christian battle of the bands.

“Rabbit,” 8:40 p.m., animation honorable mention. Tells of lost innocence, greed and the random justice of nature.

“Mexican Standoff,” 8:55 p.m., winner of best music video. The technique is pencil on paper that was then scanned and composited digitally.

“Butterflies Die in the Snow,” 9 p.m., narrative short honorable mention. This comedy takes two filmmakers on a bizarre journey.


Numerous animated films, 10 a.m., note, these animated selections are not necessarily meant for children.

“Harvest Moon,” 7 p.m., best student narrative short. A husband and wife on the brink of divorce find themselves fighting for their love and life, when a group of burglars breaks into their palatial mansion.

Screening of best two-minute movie contest winner, 7:15 p.m.

“I Am So Proud of You,” 7:20 p.m., winner of best animated film. A look into the life of Bill, a stick figure who contemplates life lessons, family sagas, mental illness and more.

“Abel Raises Cain,” 7:45 p.m., documentary feature winner. A look into the life and “career” of media hoaxster Alan Abel. Followed by Q&A with Alan Abel.

“River,” 9:15 p.m., best narrative feature winner. When Stan and Roz meet, they nurture each other’s dreams and discover what is possible in friendship and in themselves.