The School of Natural Resources’s fall documentary series will conclude with “Dinosaur 13” at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Hardin Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
The documentary, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, tells the story of how paleontologist Peter Larson and his Black Hills Institute team found Sue, the most complete fossilized tyrannosaurus rex ever. The 1990 discovery launched a 10-year battle with the U.S. government, museums, Native American tribes and competing paleontologists as the team vied to keep the dinosaur and their freedom.
“Dinosaur 13” has achieved critical acclaim and won numerous awards, including the 2015 Emmy Award for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming. It is based on the book “Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law, and My Life” by Peter Larson and Kristin Donnan.
A panel discussion will follow the event to explore deeper the topics and themes in the documentary. Snacks will be available.
Parking will be provided in Hardin Hall parking lot except for meters and reserved facilities spaces. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.