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Santa Fe Independent Film Festival: “The Overnighters”

90 minutes, rated PG-13, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, Center for Contemporary Arts, 4 chiles Director Jesse Moss’ searing documentary, winner of a Special Jury Award for Achievement for Intuitive Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival, tells of desperate men who migrate to Williston, North Dakota, to work in the oil fields. Hydraulic fracturing is seen as a get-rich-quick opportunity, ...

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‘Deepwater Horizon’ film could star Mark Wahlberg

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media The Deepwater Horizon disaster is soon to have its very own cinematic dramatization, directed by J.C. Chandor (“All is Lost”). The film, titled simply ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ will be based on “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” an article from The New York Times from December 25, 2010. Although the film was only announced Tuesday, it came with ...

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Action! Top 6 oil and gas related movies

oil and gas movies, there will be blood

Hollywood spends millions of dollars to captivate and to entertain audiences worldwide. Movies are about as commonplace as the energy needed to produce and view them. Sometimes they’re far removed from reality and rely on the viewer and their “willing suspension of disbelief.” Other times, they display characters struggling against insurmountable odds and the inevitable external and internal conflicts in ...

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Life in the Bakken in focus at Fargo Film Festival: Shooting in Williston was harder than filming in Pakistan, filmmaker says


By John Lamb, Forum News Service FARGO — Those trying to find work and a better life working in the oilfields of western North Dakota have to struggle with the elements, finding housing and hostile attitudes. Filmmakers trying to capture that life face the same struggles. A panel discussion Thursday afternoon at the Fargo Film Festival featured tales from three people ...

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SD woman begins filming ND oil boom movie

Charlie Buhler Aegis Film

MITCHELL, S.D. — Charlie Buhler has returned to Mitchell for the next step in her film-making career. Buhler, a 25-year-old Mitchell native, is directing a short film, “Aegis,” a movie with strong themes of protection. The movie is about a young woman named Charlene, working as a stripper while on the run among the oil fields of North Dakota.“There’s a ...

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