ArtCentral FILM FESTIVAL: "More Than a Word"

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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.


“More Than a Word” | Apr. 12, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. (note the location)

2017, NR, 1h 10m
Directed by: John and Kenn Little | Location: BHSU – JONAS ROOM 305

Co-hosted by BHSU Center for American Indian Studies

“More Than A Word” analyzes the Washington DC professional football team and their use of the derogatory term “R*dskins.” Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, “More Than A Word” presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation. 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 
Mar. 20 | “Make No Noise: The Story of a Skatepark” | 6:30 p.m. |The Matthews theater 


Date and Time:


Thursday, April 12, 2018


6:30 pm - 7:40 pm



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