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Made in Native America

Albuquerque Museum presents screenings and discussions with Native American filmmakers

When

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Jul 08, 2017
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-243-7255

Description

Screenings and discussions with Native American filmmakers.

10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Feature Film
Drunktown’s Finest
Sidney Freeland, Writer/Director (Navajo)
Set on desolate stretch of the Navajo Nation, this coming of age story features the story of three young people: a college-bound, devout Christian; a rebellious and angry father-to-be; and a promiscuous but gorgeous transsexual, in their search for love and acceptance. (95 minutes) Advisory: This film is not rated and contains mature images and content.

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Break

12:30 - 1 p.m.
Panel
“Telling Our Stories through Film”
Moderator: James Lujan, Institute of American Indian Arts, Department of Cinematic Arts and Technology

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Short Films

  • Search for the World’s Best Indian Taco

    Steven Judd, Writer/Director (Choctaw/Kiowa)
    The whimsical story of a Choctaw grandfather who regales his grandson with tall tales about his lifelong quest for true love. (15 minutes) Film courtesy of Southern California Indian Center.

  • The Blanket
    Razelle Benally, Director (Oglala Lakota/Navajo)
    In 1863 New Mexico, a settler copes with the death of his wife amid skirmishes with a nearby Indian tribe.  Winner of Best Narrative Film and Best Overall Film at the 2016 New Mexico Film Foundation Student Filmmaker Showcase. (9:15 minutes)

  • Devil's Throne
    Echota Killsnight, Director (Northern Cheyenne/Cherokee)
    A land owner discovers a suspicious trespasser on his property who claims to have buried a dead dog, but is it really a dog in the grave?  Winner of Best Cinematography and Best Editing at the 2016 New Mexico Film Foundation Student Filmmaker Showcase.  (14.32 minutes)

  • Big Sister Rug
    Dwayne Joe, Director (Navajo/Hopi)
    This documentary looks at the history and future of the world's largest hand-woven rug, the Big Sister Rug, housed on the Navajo reservation.  Winner of a 2016 Student Production Award from the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. (15 minutes)

The short films program is presented in collaboration with the Institute of American Indian Arts, Department of Cinematic Arts and Technology.

Event is included with Museum admission.

The Albuquerque Chapter of the Links, Incorporated LOGOFunding to support educational programs for "Hollywood Southwest" provided by: The Albuquerque Chapter of the Links, Incorporated

Price

Admission to events are included with your paid admission to the Museum.
Made in Native America

Publicity still from "Drunktown's Finest"

Contact

Jessica
505-243-7255