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"Return to Mount Kennedy" a finalist for Big Sky Award at Big Sky Film Fest

The new documentary "Return to Mount Kennedy" is among five finalists for the Big Sky Award at the 2019 Big Sky Film Festival in Missoula, Montana. The film makes its Montana premiere on February 20th, with director Eric Becker in attendance.  The film is in excellent company--the other four finalists are "Barstow California," by Rainer Komers; "The Blessing," from Hunter Robert Baker and Jordan Fein; "Fire on the Hill: Cowboys of South Central La," by Brett Fallentine; and "Stars in the Sky: A Hunting Story," from Steven Rinella.  In 1965, Robert Kennedy was the first man to summit Mount Kennedy in the Yukon Territory, named in honor of his late brother. Leading that expedition was Jim Whitaker, the first American to summit Everest and original fulltime employee...

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“We Found That Securing Institutions And Private Funders Was More Viable After We Could Share The Breadth Of The Film In A Meaningful Way”: Hunter Robert Baker And Jordan Fein On Their Doc NYC-Premiering The Blessing

The Blessing, the latest from the Emmy Award-winning team of Hunter Robert Baker and Jordan Fein, is the story of a Navajo coal miner and single dad as well as his teenage daughter, who navigate life on their reservation in northern Arizona. Other than Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside’s stealthy stunner América, I can’t think of another documentary I’ve seen this year in which the simplest of premises yields such an emotional powder keg. The film’s a nearly Shakespearean drama, one in which a deeply religious father is forced to choose between sacrilege (taking part in the destruction of his […]
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“We Found That Securing Institutions And Private Funders Was More Viable After We Could Share The Breadth Of The Film In A Meaningful Way”: Hunter Robert Baker And Jordan Fein On Their Doc NYC-Premiering The Blessing

The Blessing, the latest from the Emmy Award-winning team of Hunter Robert Baker and Jordan Fein, is the story of a Navajo coal miner and single dad as well as his teenage daughter, who navigate life on their reservation in northern Arizona. Other than Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside’s stealthy stunner América, I can’t think of another documentary I’ve seen this year in which the simplest of premises yields such an emotional powder keg. The film’s a nearly Shakespearean drama, one in which a deeply religious father is forced to choose between sacrilege (taking part in the destruction of his […]
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