A Good Day to Die chronicles a movement that started a revolution and inspired a nation. By recounting the life story of Dennis Banks, the Native American who co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM) in 1968 to advocate and protect the rights of American Indians, the film provides an in-depth look at the history and issues surrounding AIM's formation. From the forced assimilation of Native Americans within boarding schools, to discrimination by law enforcement authorities, to neglect by government officials responsible for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, AIM sought redress for the many grievances that its people harbored.
Banks' personal struggle culminated in major armed confrontations at Custer, South Dakota and Wounded Knee — climactic flash points which saw him standing steadfast as a leader for his cause. Bittersweet and compelling, A Good Day to Die charts the rise and fall of a movement that fought for the civil rights of American Indians.
"A wonderful, sorrowful, compelling film. From classrooms of fear and forced assimilation, to the climactic stand-off at Wounded Knee, it is an essential chapter in the all-too-infrequently told tale of those who can truly call this continent home." — Ken Burns, filmmaker
US / Color / 2010 / 92 minutes
Bring A GOOD DAY TO DIE to your Community
Option A: BRING THE FILM TO A THEATER NEAR YOU
Would you like to bring A GOOD DAY TO DIE to a theater in your community? If so, please drop us a note, tell us where you live, and we will coordinate a screening with your local theater. We will work with you to pre-sell tickets to a one-time showing. Invite your friends!
Option B: PURCHASE THE FILM WITH PUBLIC PERFORMANCE RIGHTS (PPR)
Public Performance Rights (PPR) allow organizations, libraries and non-profit groups to exhibit our films to groups of 50 or fewer individuals where admission is not charged. The term of the Public Performance (PPR) license is for the life of the DVD. A PPR license comes with a copy of the film and hi-resolution images to get the word out to group members.
Ideal for libraries, community groups, and film clubs!
Option C: HOST A SCREENING PARTY IN YOUR HOME
Our films are also available to screen in your home to small groups. Pricing is based on the number of attendees and whether or not you plan to publicly advertise and charge admission. With in-home screening rights we include a copy of the film and hi-resolution images. Please keep in mind that no screening is too small for possible filmmaker participation to facilitate dialogue surrounding the film's topics.
If you have any questions about what type of screening you should host, or to book a screening, please contact us directly by phone (212) 629-6880 or email Jeff Tamblyn at firstname.lastname@example.org