The MDHC Announces Upcoming Events March 1 & 2
February 20, 2019 | View PDF
My Country No More! • Friday, March 1, 7 p.m.
Set in Trenton, North Dakota during the rise and fall of the new American oil boom, My Country No More paints an intimate portrait of a rural American community in crisis, forced to confront the meaning of progress as they fight for a disappearing way of life. The film focuses on plans by oil companies to construct an oil processing plant in the area and follows one family’s opposition to the development, as well as workers and community members in favor of it. My Country No More won Best Feature at the Big Sky Film Festival in 2018. Film run time is 56 minutes.
Following the film, Kalie Rider, one of the main characters, will be on hand to discuss her experiences and perform a song or two as part of a Q&A with audience members.
My Country No More and all films in the First Friday Film Series are FREE to the public and sponsored by Mid-Rivers Communications! The series includes: California Typewriter on April 5 and The Rider on May 3.
The views and opinions expressed in the films in the First Friday Film Series are those of the characters and/or directors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the MonDak Heritage Center or our sponsor Mid-Rivers Communications.
Homes & Honky Tonks: Post WWII Women In Country Music By Almeda Bradshaw • Saturday, March 2, 7 p.m.
Almeda combines history and music for an interesting and entertaining program! For working class country folk, honky tonk music became their voice of loneliness and alienation as men and women coped with the stress and adjustments of life after the atomic bomb. 1950s suburban conformity, meant to help normalize the family unit, only contributed to feelings of victimization for both sexes. Examine how PTSD, then unrecognized, contributed to the dysfunction of families and learn how Kitty Wells, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and others responded in their songs to the social changes of post-World War II America.