ArtCentral FILM FESTIVAL: "Making Noise: The Story of a Skatepark"

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ArtCentral has partnered with The Northern Hills Rotary Club to create a film series that will benefit the community. Through this series, we use art as a tool – films in this case – to engage our community on specific topics that are relevant to both partnering organizations. 

Following each film, the co-hosting organization will help facilitate a discussion about ideas presented in the film. Co-hosts for films are organizations in our community and will help us talk about how these issues relate to the Spearfish community. The co-hosts will also actively promote each film to their organization to increase awareness of the film series offerings.


All films are FREE! General Admission.


“Making Noise: The Story of a Skatepark” | Mar. 20, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.

2016, NR, 1h 20m
Directed by: Cecilia Cornejo | Location: The Matthews Opera House theater

Co-hosted by Cecilia Cornejo, Director

“Making Noise” chronicles the process of securing a site for a permanent skatepark in Northfield, MN and the subsequent support of local skateboarders whose efforts date back to 1998, when the city banned skateboarding from its streets. The film examines Northfield’s delay in responding to the needs of these youth, calling into question the town’s view of itself and its reputation as a welcoming community that’s especially good for kids. Celebrating the skateboarders’ resolve to create a place for their sport, the film is a testament to young people’s resilience, dedication, and perseverance. DISCUSSION follows the movie until approximately 9 p.m.

about all of the movies in this film series

Jan. 21 |”If You Build It” | 2 p.m. | The Matthews theater
Feb. 20 | “Waste Land” | 6:30 p.m. | The Matthews theater 
Apr. 12 | “More Than a Word” | 6:30 p.m. | BHSU – Jonas Room 305


Date and Time:


Tuesday, March 20, 2018


6:30 pm - 7:50 pm



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