It was a beautiful sight to see, and the museum/gift shop was absolutely fantastic, displaying the history of Crazy Horse's construction (which is still going on today!) and such beautiful artifacts from the area as they have been continuously trying to finish the monument.
The we headed back to Hill City to catch some more films at the Harley Davidson store.
Shoot the Moon - A short student film about people dealing with loss, and coming back from it. Tod and I said that if you could follow the Ellen Burstyn character from Requiem for a Dream, you would have this film.
Little Red - A feature film that retells the story of Little Red Riding Hood with all human characters. A character study in just how creepy people can be. It was a hard movie to watch for many reasons.
Muchacha con Paisaje (Girl in Landscape) - a Spanish short film about the last five minutes of human existence due to a super solar flare, and what one woman thinks of in those remaining precious moments.
After the block of movies, we were staving so we went over to the Bumpin Buffalo, to grab some lunch. And wouldn't you know it, they had mountain oysters!
|It comes with all the sauce you can dip!|
|And she loved them!!|
After lunch, we headed over to the Black Hills Institute for a reception they were having. This place is a dinosaur museum! We did some more schmoozing and shopping, and then I needed a nap, and some time to digest all that buffalo meat so we headed back to the hotel for a bit.
Later there was another screening of two films at the Hill City High School.
Herd in Iceland - a short documentary about the wild horses of Iceland. It was a really great film to watch.
Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde - A feature length documentary (which took over 11 years to film) about a man who created a sanctuary for the wild horses in the Dakotas.
After the screening there was another reception at the Prairie Berry Winery, just outside of Hill City. We milled around, sharing with people and trying all the local wines and cheeses. NOM NOM NOM.
After this long day, we shuffled off to (Buffalo) our hotel to recoup for the next day's activities!