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Forum Staff Reports, Published September 02 2009

Kevin Costner to appear at S.D. Film Festival in Aberdeen

Kevin Costner, the actor who filmed his award-winning movie "Dances with Wolves" in South Dakota, will be appearing at the state's film festival Sept. 18-20 in Aberdeen.

Costner's appearance comes before next year's 20th anniversary of "Dances with Wolves," the film starred Costner as a Civil War-era Army officer who befriended a tribe of Sioux in the American Plains. The film won 7 Academy Awards, including best picture.

The actor will participate in the festival by speaking at the opening session and will participate in discussions.

A press release from the festival says seating will limited. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.southdakotafilmfest.org or by calling (605) 725-2697.