Friday, May 30, 2014

Hot Stuff at the San Pedro International Film Festival

What Next Hot Stuff is coming to the San Pedro International Film Festival Website!

We'll be conducting interviews with filmmakers who have had their work showcased at the San Pedro International  Film Festival. You can find the interviews on SPIFF's homepage under Film Alum News. The first of these interviews is with Bill Matson, whose documentary Sitting Bull's Voice follows Ernie LaPointe, the great grandson of Lakota chief Sitting Bull.

Documentarian and filmmaker Bill Matson is, in the truest sense, a story-teller. His work, from The Authorized Biography of Crazy Horse and His Family to Sitting Bull’s Voice, which played at the 2013 San Pedro International Film Festival, allows audiences to connect with the subject, truly bringing history to life.

I was lucky enough to catch Sitting Bull’s Voice at SPIFFest last October, and was in awe of the subject, Ernie LaPointe, Sitting Bull’s great-grandson. Matson captured the spiritual connection LaPointe shares with the celebrated Lakota leader and at the same time educates audiences on the importance of preserving and respecting the oral history of Native Americans.

Bill took the time to answer some questions about his process as a film maker, the work behind Sitting Bull’s Voice, and what we have to look forward to next from his production company, Reel Contact.

Read the full interview here and be sure to check the SPIFFest website often, as they always have something exciting going on!