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Tuesday, November 15 • 4:25pm - 6:00pm
The Rider & The Wolf (65m) + Brother Valentine (30m)

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The Rider & The Wolf
(USA) In English
(2015) 65 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Nathan Ward, PRO Nathan Ward, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Curtis Imrie

The Rider and The Wolf is story of Mike Rust, one of six Irish brothers who fell in love with bicycles in Colorado. “Mike the Bike” helped create the stoke for bikes in the rough mountain town of Crested Butte, leading to the sport called mountain biking. Some to try to claim that it all started in California, but Colorado is just as guilty. Mike Rust was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 1991. He later moved to the remote San Luis Valley to pursue his dreams of sustainable living in the mountains. There, some men broke into his house one night and he chased them down. He has never been seen again.

Brother Valentine

(USA) In English
(2015) 30 min. (16:9)

DIR Tim Rundel, PRO Tim and Brandy Rundel, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Tim Rundel

On August 7, 1974, an Oklahoma City family is devastated after their 15-year-old son brutally murders his older sister. This documentary revisits the overwhelming effects on the Valentine family some 40 years later. The film explores the controversial justifications made by this teenage boy in regards to his motives for killing his sister (via interviews with the prosecutor, his defense attorney, neighbors and his mother.)  A close-knit community is outraged when the Valentine family hires a prominent defense attorney to keep their son out of jail. Public records request during the filming of the doc uncovers stunning details and buried secrets about this preventable tragedy.

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Nathan Ward

Director/DP, The Rider & the Wolf — Grit & Thistle Film
Nathan Ward is a filmmaker and writer who grew up without a TV in the dusty tumbleweed fields of Southeast Colorado, two hours from the nearest movie theater. After learning to write at the University of Chicago, he labored as a freelance journalist for nearly two decades, specializing... Read More →
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Tim Rundel

Director, Brother Valentine
Tim Rundel is a northern California documentary filmmaker. He completed his BA in Speech/Drama at Northwestern Oklahoma State University where he immersed himself in radio, television production and theatre. His current project, “Brother Valentine” was named winner of the 16th... Read More →

Tuesday November 15, 2016 4:25pm - 6:00pm MST
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Documentary, Feature, Short