The Rise of the Black Wolf



Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Mar 26 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Wolf Week Special Event
Run Time:52 minutes, followed by Q&A


The Sedona International Film Festival presents “The Rise of the Black Wolf” as the kick-off event for Sedona Wolf Week.

THE RISE OF BLACK WOLF follows the life of famous Yellowstone wolf 302, also known as The Casanova Wolf.  This wolf first became known in the winter of 2002 where from then on Bob Landis, award winning National Geographic filmmaker, recorded the activities of this wolf until his death in 2009.  302 had a unique mating strategy which allowed him to be the most prolific wolf in Yellowstone in spite of being an alpha only in his last year of life.  The film has won numerous awards for depicting animal behavior and has the highest total audience viewing of any wolf film for the commissioning broadcaster.

Immediately following he film will be Q&A with distinguished guest and filmmaker Bob Landis. Bob has co-produced and filmed nine productions with  National Geographic Television and Nature; one, WOLF PACK, won an Emmy for Best Science Film of 2002. Others have won awards, usually for their depiction of unusual animal behavior.

After the Q&A with Bob, the Apex Protection Project Ambassador Pack will come on stage for a special appearance: Wolf pups (Thor, Loki, Kona and Taboo) along with Apex Protection Project founders Paula Ficara and Steve Wastell.