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Neither Wolf Nor Dog Reviews

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September 9, 2018
This film has a very true message that needs to be heard. For an independent film, I think the quality is fine. The writer/director told a great story. Native people in this country have all kinds of stories that need to be told.
September 7, 2018
Neither Wolf Nor Dog has a low budget and unfortunately it shows. The direction isn't all that interesting, and there are spots of really stiff acting and bad blocking. In one particularly unconvincing transition to a rainstorm, the characters go from driving around outside to being obviously indoors with a garden hose spraying the hood. But the script is fantastic. The themes it explores are interesting and heartbreaking, diving deep into the treatment of native people in the United States; something also incredibly relevant to Canadians. Dave Bald Eagle is so charming as Dan, just a fascinating person to watch. It's unfortunate that Neither Wolf Nor Dog is yet another film that feels the need to tell the story of a Native Americans through the lens of a white protagonist. This movie kind of gets a pass on it, since it's based on a non-fiction book, but it's worth noting that it definitely plays into the trope. The movie does have an end goal it's driving toward, but it's powerful moments come from the places and people along the journey. Dave's family talking about his life, or the three protagonists stopping in a museum with Aboriginal bones on display. These moments are interspersed with some welcome levity though, either with a snarky jab from Grover, or an appearance from Jumbo. The screening I went to had a lot more people at it than are normally at a Studio 7 show, which is good. The messages in this movie should be heard, and the wider audience it gets the better. See it if you get the chance.
½ May 4, 2018
Really well done! The roles were very well cast. Very much enjoyed this film!
April 19, 2018
A tale that is known throughout the nations...

As indigenous peoples share this any many other atrocities falling of deaf ears for 526 years...

Maybe the Silver Screen may help...

Yet this was out when Standing Rock was and still is an issue...

Yet now the leaders don't care what anyone's color is...

Unless your color is green.
March 22, 2018
This movie is needed, poignant, and deeply moving.
March 20, 2018
A movie on the difficulty of finding peace and closure following an ethnic cleansing. A testimony to the resilience of the survivors and the elusiveness of dialogue and reconciliation. No, Time does not heal such wounds...
March 19, 2018
A story that reveals itself as a deep clear pond.
March 17, 2018
Visually stunning film! Went to the 6PM show last night at the Town Theater. There were about 30 people which if you knew how small the theater is, was a great turnout for the first show opening day! Every single one of them sat throughout even the ending credits! No one moved. It was amazing! When the lights came up, everyone applauded and began to talk about the movie. There were some great conversations going on as everyone filed out of the theater. It was a pleasure to witness! A must see film!!!
January 21, 2018
I bought the DVD and will watch this more than once. The story was told very well and the native attitudes that I encountered 40 or so years ago were portrayed very nicely. .
December 11, 2017
The adaptation of Kent Nerburn's novel "Neither Wolf Nor Dog" captures the spirit of the story in which a Native American elder wants a white writer to write down his lifetime experience. You immediately connect to the characters. Dave Bald Eagle, who was 95 at the time, who plays Dan, owns the screen with his acting. A touchy movie with funny moments and an exceptional approach to Native American history.
December 10, 2017
Wonderfully well acted and written film. I would highly recommend anyone taking the time to see it. Well worth it. So many films today are not.
November 12, 2017
A heartfelt story that was full of humor, heartache, and enlightenment. Truly a gem.
November 5, 2017
Amazing film. A great story that needs to be told. The book is a must read too.
October 8, 2017
Amazing and tragic movie. All Americans should see this. We need to know our nation's history. Remember.
Quiet, fierce movie with an important message. Subtle humor- great movie.
October 8, 2017
An exceptional film. Deep, insightful, and compassionate look at some lives affected by American colonialism. Interestingly enough this poignant film does not feel political to be because it focuses in the perspectives of the characters in deeply personal ways. However, an a person with heart and intelligence cannot help but see the connections between poverty, oppression, grief, anger, depression and hope. There is so much hope and healing within this story of personal strength and community responsibility. Well done to all whom acted and put together this beautiful film.
October 7, 2017
This is a quietly moving story. It's at times painfully sad and at others, sweetly amusing. I've seen it twice and deeply enjoyed it.
October 4, 2017
A must see movie. Don't go expecting that blockbuster type movie but know that this movie is real educational and raw very well put together and tells a story that needs to be heard
½ October 3, 2017
This is a fantastic film. Especially when you consider the budget and time frame in which it was produced.
I grew up near where this film was made and I can tell you, without any hesitation, that this film is the real deal, the real story. Honest, unvarnished, and unapologetic. If you are interested in Native history and culture this is a must-see film.
October 3, 2017
Love the book and really, really want to see it on the big screen !!!!
October 3, 2017
I loved this movie...and Colin Covert, you are wrong - These characters are not forgettable. This movie moved me and it moved others in the theater. Great Job!
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