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Finding Big Country + Fast Horse

This screening took place on
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:00am
Yukon Arts Centre

Finding Big Country Dir. Kat Jayme, 2018, BC, 44 min The Vancouver Grizzlies’ inglorious six-year NBA history may’ve lacked for highlights but it undeniably had a poster boy: Bryant "Big Country" Reeves, the centre whose less-than-sculpted man-mountain frame made him an easy target for criticism, if not outright derision. Documentarian Kathleen S. Jayme sets out to track down her hard-luck hero who has become infamously reclusive since he was forced into early retirement by injuries. (It’s tragically poetic that Reeves never played another game after the Grizzlies’ relocated to Memphis in 2001.) Director Kathleen Jayme in attendance. Screens with Fast Horse Dir. Alexandra Lazarowich, 2018, AB, 13 min Cody BigTobacco is a new jockey in North America’s original extreme sport: Indian Relay — where jockeys ride horses bareback and jump from one horse to another in the middle of the race. In Blackfoot country, they call Indian Relay “North America’s original extreme sport.” Jockeys bareback gallop their horses around a track, jumping off one and on to another in a chaotic melee of horses and handlers at “the exchange”. Accidents happen. Simply finishing a race demands masterful skill and courage. Winner of Best Documentary Work Short Format award at imagineNATIVE 2018
  • Directed by Kat Jayme, Alexandra Lazarowich
  • 2018, BC, AB
  • 57 minutes

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