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'The Last Honey Hunter'

In "The Last Honey Hunter" viewers meet Mauli Dhan Rai, a member of the Kulung people in Nepal’s Hongu River Valley. He is believed to be chosen by the gods for the perilous rite of honey harvesting.

Films

You can catch 36 films at the Wilma, MCT Center for the Performing Arts, the Elks Lodge and the Roxy Theater, beginning at 10:45 a.m.

Kirby Dick retrospective continues: Two more of the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated director’s films screen today: "Derrida," MCT, 10:45 a.m; "The Invisible War," Roxy 2, 2 p.m.

Shorts galore: Six blocks of short films screening throughout the day.

"The Last Honey Hunter" — In the mist-shrouded mountains of Nepal’s Hongu River Valley, the Kulung people carve their lives out of the land and practice an ancient form of animism structured around the god Rongkemi. There, a wiry and unassuming man named Mauli Dhan Rai is believed to be chosen by the gods for the perilous rite of honey harvesting. Roxy 2, 9:15 p.m.

"Spetaccolo" — Once upon a time there was a tiny hill town in Tuscany that found a remarkable way to confront their issues: They turned their lives into a play. Every summer for the past 50 years, their piazza has become their stage and villagers ages 6 to 90 play a part: the role of themselves. MCT, 6:30 p.m.

"A Shot in the Dark" — Despite a lifetime of adversity, a blind high school wrestler attempts to win a New Jersey State Championship before the end of his senior year. Elks Lodge, 6 p.m.

"Transformer" — In the summer of 2015, former U.S. Marine and world-record weightlifter Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski was publicly outed as transgender. Janae attempts to find her place in a world where one day she is alpha male and the next she is a delicate woman. Wilma, 8:15 p.m.

"Coyote: The Mike Plant Story" — Mike Plant burned his way through life with his daring spirit and an unconventional set of rules. This is the story of a man and his vessel as they navigate the unknown waters of the world via professional offshore sailing — a thrilling account of a man’s insatiable appetite for adventure. MCT, 8:45 p.m.

Filmmakers in attendance

Q&A following film screening.

"Derrida" — MCT, 10:45 p.m.; "The Invisible War" — Roxy 2, 2 p.m. BSDFF Retrospective on Kirby Dick, director.

"The Godfathers of Hardcore" — Ian McFarland, director, producer and editor; Aaron Drake, composer; Anthony Jarvis, director of photography. Roxy 2, 11:15 a.m.

"The Native Tongue" — Jeanette Many Guns, director. "The Quiet Zone" — Elisa Gonzalez, co-director. Elks Lodge, 1 p.m.

"Pink Gold" — Daniel Anguiano, director. Shorts block, MCT, 1:15pm.

"Rodents of Unusual Size" — Quinn Costello and Jeff Springer, co-directors. Wilma, 3:15 p.m.

"Down River" — Luisa Conlon, director. Shorts block, Elks Lodge, 3:30 p.m.

"Swan Song" — Igor Myakotin, director. "They Come Home" — Rowena Potts, director; Hildreth Potts, producer. Shorts Block, MCT, 4 p.m.

"Like Any Other Kid" — Victoria Mills, director; Kathy Leichter, producer. Roxy 3, 5 p.m.

"Operation Wolf Patrol: Poacher’s Kingdom" — Joseph Brown, director; Keepers of the Future — Karolo Aparicio, director; "The Trouble With Wolves" — Collin Monda, director/producer. Wilma, 5:30 p.m.

"A Shot in the Dark" — Chris Suchorsky, director/editor. Elks Lodge, 6 p.m.

"Mr. Fish: Cartooning From the Deep End" — Pablo Bryant, director. Roxy 2, 7:30 p.m.

"Transformer" — Michael Del Monte, director. Wilma, 8:15 p.m.

"Through the Darkness" — Mike Gatanella, producer; Star Rosencrans, editor; Chris Uettwiller, executive producer; Jessica Young, director of photography; Marvin Mutch, subject. Elks Lodge, 8:30 p.m.

"Coyote: The Mike Plant Story" — Thomas Simmons, director; Brandon Brock, executive producer. MCT, 8:45 p.m.

"My Indiana Muse" — Ric Serena, director; Robert Townsend, subject. Roxy 2, 9:15 p.m.

Events

"The Antarctica Series" — From the New York Times, a collection of four virtual reality projects films on, above and below the ice in Antarctica. MCT, any time during operating hours.

Full schedule of films and events: bigskyfilmfest.org.

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