Cinema Falls is the leading exhibitor of independent films, documentaries, and world cinema in our area. Already this weekend (Saturday, November 9), they are hosting the 2nd Annual Nordic Festival.

Now, this Sunday, November 10, at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux Falls, they will present the Red Carpet South Dakota premiere of The Great War, written, directed and produced by Pierre, South Dakota native, and SDSU graduate, Luke Schuetzle (aka Steven Luke).

This World War I drama, filmed in Minnesota, just had its World Premiere at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. It stars Ron Perlman, (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy), Billy Zane (Titanic, The Phantom), Bates Wilder (Tater Tot & Patton, Shutter Island), Hiram Murray (General Hospital), Aaron Courteau (Farmer of the Year), among others.

Film summary:

During the last days of the Great War, Lt. William Rivers (Bates Wilder) leads a squad of U.S. troops behind enemy lines to locate a missing platoon of African-American "Buffalo" soldiers. Lt. Rivers must overcome his own trauma stemming from the horrors of trench warfare, as well as his own beliefs about the roles and rights of African American soldiers. In order to complete his mission, Rivers must find a way to unite the men regardless of the color of their skin, and attempt to survive the last great battle of the war

Schedule of events:

  • Orpheum Theater Atrium Lobby opens at 4 PM
  • Theater doors open at 4:30 PM for main floor and balcony seating
  • The event begins at 5 PM, followed by a Q&A session with the director and some of the film's cast members, at approximately 6:45 PM
  • Ticketed movie guests are invited to the Courthouse Museum for an After-Party Meet & Greet and to walk through the WW1 exhibit.

Advance tickets are $11.50 and are available at the CinemaFalls.com website. Tickets at the door will be $13.50.

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