Cloquet's Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College presents the fifth annual Thunder Film Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Room 195.
The Thunder Film Festival honors indigenous stories presented through the art of film and video. The festival includes student, local, regional and national films as well as the opportunity for participants to connect with area filmmakers and join discussions.
The 2019 Thunder Film Festival features special guest Gary Farmer, the award-winning actor who has appeared in "Smoke Signals" and "Dead Man." Farmer will open the Thunder Film Festival at 1 p.m. with a meet-and-greet session followed by a short presentation.
The rest of the event is filled with short films, documentaries, long-format films and a feast.
The screening schedule includes short films created by FDLTCC student filmmakers and additional local filmmakers at 3 p.m., followed by a showing of "Fintiaanit" at 4:30 p.m. and a break for a feast at 5 p.m. The evening screening session presents the documentary "Birthing Sovereignty" at 6 p.m., and the recently released zombie horror film "Blood Quantum" featuring Gary Farmer at 6:45 p.m.
The festival wraps up at 8:20 p.m. with a screening of the 2019 documentary "Blood Memory."
The festival is free and open to the public. Call 218-879-0194 for more information.