Native Eyes Film Showcase: A Night at The Loft Cinema
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Native films, filmmakers, and music! Frybread for sale. Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m.
6:15 California Indian
(Written and directed by Tim Ramos, produced by Chris Eyre, 2011 90 min)
In Person: Tim Ramos (Pomo) and Gary Farmer (Cayuga)
Nick Thomas (Tim Ramos), a Pomo Indian and a successful Los Angeles radio host, is forced back to the reservation to help his brother Chi (Gil Birmingham), and tribal leader Rich Knight (Gary Farmer) lead the Tule Lake Rancheria out of danger from a seedy casino investor (Mark Boone Jr.), ultimately claiming sovereignty of their Native American rights. The struggles inherent on reservations today are depicted in this day-in-the-life drama based on true characters and events.
9:00 Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers
Direct from Santa Fe, Native blues that will make you dance! Join the band for a lively set between films.
10:30 Dead Man
(Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, score composed by Neil Young, 1995, 121 min)
In Person: Gary Farmer
The film tracks a young man’s Homeric odyssey through the 19th century American West. Lost and badly wounded, William Blake (Johnny Depp) encounters an outcast Native American named “Nobody” (Gary Farmer). Contrary to Blake’s nature, circumstances transform him into a hunted outlaw, a killer and a man whose physical existence is slowly slipping away. The story leads the two men through situations that are in turn comical and violent, which ultimately change their unlikely union into friendship.
Tickets available at The Loft box office at 3233 E. Speedway in Tucson.
Special triple feature combo tickets only $20
California Indian: $10 general admission; $8 ASM and Loft members
Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers concert: $15
Dead Man: $8 general; $6 ASM and Loft members
This event supports future programs featuring Native films and filmmakers.
For more information, 520-626-2973.
The 2012 Native Eye Film Showcase is offered by the Arizona State Museum in partnership with The Loft Cinema, Indigenous Strategies, and the Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum; and in cooperation with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian’s Film and Video Center. This program is presented with support from C. Elliot and Rowan Frost, the University of Arizona's Native Nations Institute, American Indian Studies Program, and Native American Student Affairs.
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