It was the discovery of a lifetime. The most complete skeleton of the a Tyrannosaurus Rex ever found was unearthed right here in KOTA Territory.
But making such a discovering did not go without disagreements over who owned the dinosaur and if any laws were broken.
That's the premise of the movie 'Dinosaur 13,' which showed Wednesday at the Elks Theater in downtown Rapid City. The finding of 'Sue' in Faith led to a nearly 10 year legal battle battle between the US Government, Native American Tribes, museums, and paleontologists. "The whole dinosaur thing just always intrigues people and I wanna see a little bit more and hear a little bit more," said David Womack.
'Dinosaur 13' kicks off the 5th Annual Black Hills Film Festival. Ryan Hall, festival president, says the movie is a big deal because it got national attention, while all happening here in our area. "It's a local story it's about Sue the dinosaur that was found here, and the people who found it, and so it's all local stories with all the people who were a part of the film were from here as well," said Hall.
The film festival runs until this Sunday, with another chance to see Dinosaur 13 this Saturday in Hill City.