On Sacred Ground


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Fri, Jan 20, 2023 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sat, Jan 21, 2023 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sun, Jan 22, 2023 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Mon, Jan 23, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Tue, Jan 24, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Wed, Jan 25, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Thu, Jan 26, 2023 3:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2022
Run Time:86 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Josh & Rebecca Tickell
Cast:William Mapother
David Arquette
Amy Smart
Mariel Hemingway
Frances Fisher


“On Sacred Ground” debuted at the Sedona International Film Festival in 2021 where the audiences were treated to a special sneak preview of the work-in-progress. Now, the film is making its nationwide theatrical debut.

The film features an award-winning, all-star ensemble cast, including Amy Smart, David Arquette, William Mapother, Frances Fisher and Mariel Hemingway.

“On Sacred Ground” is based on the true events during the 2016 construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline that runs through the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The film follows Daniel (William Mapother), a journalist and military veteran, and Elliot (David Arquette), an oil company executive, who find themselves on opposite sides of the fight during the construction of the contentious pipeline.

As the story unfolds, the two characters go down separate paths during one of the most heated protests and confrontations with Native American tribes in modern US history.

We witness the remarkable transformation of Daniel, who emerges with a new understanding of Standing Rock, his marriage, and himself. By the end he feels both an internal peace and a new-found courage to fight against injustice.