DOVER-FOXCROFT– The success of Scottish director, Steven Lewis Simpson’s adaptation of bestselling novel, “Neither Wolf Nor Dog”, defies logic—Hollywood logic that is. Audience financed, 18 shoot days, a tiny crew, a 95 year-old star and a self-distributed release that started in small towns. The film is outperforming Hollywood blockbusters in numerous multiplexes and had a longer theatrical run than any other film released this year in the United States.
Based on the bestselling Native American novel by Kent Nerburn, “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” takes audiences on a deeply moving road trip through contemporary and historical Lakota life and culture. Its humor is wry and pulls no punches, introducing deep characters and poignant vignettes that challenge the viewer to see the world a bit differently. Star, Dave Bald Eagle, died at the age of 97 last year.
The film has steadily rolled out through the nation, including a phenomenal 20 cinemas in Washington, 19 in Oregon, and remarkably passing the 110th theater mark within only 15% of the country. Over in Vancouver, WA the film grossed more than every Hollywood blockbuster in town other than Wonder Woman. It was one of two best performing films of the year at the theater. Most recently, Oklahoma Film Critics Society’s Louis Fowler named “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” the number one film of 2017. The film now opens at the Center Theatre from February 10 for three days after successful openings in Brunswick and Waterville, ME.