A Close-Up Shot on Native American Women in Film
Series includes interviews with artists and filmmakers.
By EGP News Services
A special two-part series that shows the portrayals of Native Americans in contemporary film will take place Jan 24 and Feb 21 at 2 p.m. at the Autry National Center in association with the UCLA Film and Television Archive and with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The event is free with museum admission.
Screenings of shorts and feature films will include a discussion with Georgina Lightning (Cree) who directed “Older than America,” a contemporary drama filled with suspense about Indian boarding schools and filmed on the Fond du Lac reservation in northern Minnesota, on Sunday, Jan 24.
Speaking on Sunday, Feb 21 is Irene Bedard (Inupiat Eskimo/Cree) who was an actor in “Edge of America” in 2003. The film is inspired by a true story about an African American school teacher and basketball coach who moves from his hometown in Texas to the Three Nations Reservation in Utah. There he struggles getting the women’s basketball team back in shape.
These women will discuss the obstacles that Native American women have when working in the film industry as well as the opportunities they have established for emerging Native American filmmakers.
This series is tied to the Autry National Center’s upcoming exhibition, Home Lands: How Women Made the West that opens in April.
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January 14, 2010 Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.