Sept. 27--From a violent, yet comedic short story set during the Revolutionary War to a 47-minute documentary about a man who hunted a deer for two years, opening night of the 2013 South Dakota Film Festival gave movie buffs a taste of what they can expect throughout the weekend.
The South Dakota Film Festival kicked off Thursday night at the Capitol Theatre with five films, including two award-winning documentaries. "Donnie Vincent's The River Divide," won the award for best Dakota documentary feature film and "The Buffalo King," which won the best documentary feature film.
With so many movies scheduled throughout the weekend, anyone who manages to sit through every movie will be presented with an award, said Tom Black, one of the film festival's organizers.
Many people, especially those who brought the VIP passes, said they planned to see as many movies as possible, but doubted their ability to see all 68 movies between Thursday and Sunday.
"I'm going to try to see as many as I can," said Rob Vining of Aberdeen. "I won't be able to make some of the movies Friday because of work, but I want to catch as many as possible."
It's a sentiment the writers for the American News can share. That's why at least one writer, this one included, will be at the theater throughout the rest of the weekend. There will be reactions, snap reviews and other anecdotes about the films on Twitter and at AberdeenNews.com. Add your insights and anecdotes at #SDFilmFest.
A compilation of some of the best tweets will be put together in the newspaper. So check them out, and make to sure follow along with us on Twitter.
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