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Filming Results In Friendship

Victoria Wicks
Jon Alpert, left, and Vernon Sager autograph DVDs and talk with audience members.

An unlikely friendship developed over three decades when a New York filmmaker traveled to Porcupine, South Dakota, to document the life of rancher Vernon Sager. That partnership resulted in the 2005 documentary The Last Cowboy, shown on PBS. Last week, the rancher and the filmmaker shared the film with audiences in the Black Hills and shared stories with SDPB’s Victoria Wicks.