"Ernie LaPointe, Sitting Bull's only living great-grandson, grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation listening to his mother's stories of the legendary Lakota chieftain."
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 01, 2013
There will be a special screening of “Sitting Bull’s Voice” at this year’s San Pedro International Film Festival (http://spiffest.org), which runs from October 4-6th at venues throughout San Pedro. The documentary will be shown at the Warner Grand Theatre on October 6th, 2013 at 2:00PM. This is the first time the film will be screened in California. Ernie LaPointe, Sitting Bull’s great-grandson and the film’s narrator will be attending the event along with producers William “Bill” Matson and Tim Prokop.
Sitting Bull defeated General George Custer in the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana. He was killed on December 15, 1890, two weeks before the Battle of Wounded Knee.
Ernie LaPointe, Sitting Bull’s only living great-grandson, grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation listening to his mother’s stories of the legendary Lakota chieftain. The film chronicles LaPointe’s life, including his teen years as an orphan, army enlistment and military service in the Vietnam War, along with his struggles to overcome alcohol and heavy marijuana use by revisiting his culture and embracing the same spiritual ways of his great grandfather.
“Sitting Bulls Voice” also tells the story of the lock of the chieftain’s hair that was stolen by an army doctor 100 years ago and repatriated to LaPointe and his sisters in 2007.
Filmmaker Bill Matson, who directed and wrote the film’s screenplay, has produced 8 Lakota documentaries since 2004, in addition to the award-winning “Flight to the Wall.”
Tickets for the film and VIP Meet & Greet can be purchased online at http://spiffest.org.
The Warner Grand Theatre and Croatian Cultural Center of Greater Los Angeles are facilities of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
The San Pedro International Film Festival (SPIFFest) was founded to celebrate the diverse culture and community of San Pedro with a wide spectrum of independent films, documentaries and shorts. SPIFFest is committed to exhibiting films that embody inspiring entertainment for all; works that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the intent of enlightening audiences while providing invaluable exposure for local and international filmmakers. The festival is in its second year. Tickets for the entire weekend event are $85.00. For additional information about SPIFFest or to purchase tickets, visit http://spiffest.org.