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National Fossil Day is a celebration to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values. 




When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research made the world’s greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime; the largest, most complete T. rex ever found.

But during a ten-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes, and competing paleontologists, they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well.



Based on the book “Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law, and My Life” by PETER LARSON and KRISTIN DONNAN

Special guest speaker Dr. Henry Kriegstein will be at the Film Center to answer questions from audience memberships and speak about National Fossil Day following the film.  

Dr. Henry Kriegstein is a part-time resident of Martha’s Vineyard and an amateur paleontologist.  For the last twenty years he has spent one week or more each Summer searching for dinosaur bones in the badlands of Montana, Wyoming, or the Dakotas.  On August 6, 2013, Henry, his daughter Adie, and commercial paleontologist Jared Hudson came across dinosaur “50,” a T. rex eroding out of the Hell Creek formation near Faith, South Dakota. He will introduce the movie “Dinosaur 13” with a brief illustrated talk about this recent discovery.

“The fate of some very old bones may not sound like compelling cinema, but when they compose the 65-million-year-old skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex that was 41 feet long and 18 feet high back in the day, all bets are off.” -Kenneth Turan LOS ANGELES TIMES

“This doc aims to explore all the angles of a fascinating David and Goliath story.” -TIMEDOUT LONDON

“…engrossing documentary covers the triumphant discovery…of the world’s largest, most complete T. Rex skeleton.” -VARIETY

“…taut, emotionally gripping documentary.” -WASHGINTON POST