State Theatre shining spotlight on local filmmakers


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — After closing its doors more than 30 years ago, the State Theatre in downtown Sioux Falls reopened last December.

The nearly century-old theatre is showing first run movies and classics, but is also showcasing local filmmakers. Brian Bieber works in advertising, but spent two years creating a documentary on the late 80’s, early 90’s punk music scene in Sioux Falls.

“I kind of made the movie for them, first and foremost, I wanted to do justice to the scene and to the people that I came up with, so that was my number one hope and no one seems to be mad at me that I can tell so it’s a win, I guess,” local filmmaker Brian Bieber said.

“It’s bringing all these cool past things that were happening back to life in a way by showing a movie about it at the State,” executive director of the State Theatre Allison Weiland said.

“I Really Get Into It” made its premier at the State Theatre earlier this year.
How the State Theatre is putting a spotlight on local talent, and the future of the venue, in tonight’s Eye on KELOLAND at ten.

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