PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brings a public screening for an hour long historical documentary on former west river resident James “Scotty” Philip. The film, called “The Buffalo King” will be shown at Pierre’s State 1-2-3 Theater tomorrow morning and in Philip at the Gem Theatre on Sunday evening. The production was put together by former Philip area resident Justin Koehler, who now lives in Colorado and works as a film producer there. It follows the story of Philip, who is best known as “the man who saved the buffalo”. Some of the footage in the film comes from the Historic Bad River Scotty Philip Trail Ride, which took riders from Philip to Fort Pierre along the old Bad River Trail in the summer of 2011. Koehler says in putting together the documentary, he learned a lot about Philip and the type of man he was.
Koehler says Scotty Philip persevered through good times and bad.
Koehler says he is entering “The Buffalo King” into upcoming film competitions.
The showing tomorrow morning at the State 1-2-3 will start at 11:00 a.m. and admission is free. Sunday’s screening at the Gem Theatre in Philip is set to start at 6:00 p.m.
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