The University of Arizona
 

Native Eyes Film Showcase 2013–2014
Fall 2013 screenings

November 9 at The Loft Cinema, 7:00 p.m.

Winter in the Blood – USA, 2012, 105 min, Dir. Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith
In Person: Alex Smith, director, and Chaske Spencer, actor (star of Winter in Blood and theTwilight Saga)

Virgil First Raise embarks on a wild and darkly comic odyssey to retrieve his renegade wife—and the beloved rifle she stole. He ultimately finds: himself. Based on the novel Winter in the Blood, written by James Welch, a Native American poet, author, documentary scriptwriter and historical essayist.

Admission: $10 general; $8 Loft / ASM members and UA students
The Loft Cinema is locatedOpens in a new window at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716

November 14 at The Loft Cinema, 6:30 p.m.

Red Girl’s Reasoning – Canada, 2012, 11 min, Dir. Elle-Maija Tailfeathers (Blackfoot), In Cree and English
Action-thriller short depicts the transformation of a sexual assault survivor-turned-motorcycle vigilante.

Young Lakota – USA, 2012, 82 min, documentary, Dirs. Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt
When Cecelia Fire Thunder, the first female President of the Oglala Sioux tribe, challenges a South Dakota law criminalizing all abortion she ignites a political firestorm that sets off a chain reaction in the lives of three young Lakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Young Lakota FlyerOpens in a new window (PDF* - 264K)

Q & A with Melodie Lopez (Indigenous Strategies) and Kat Sabine (NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona)

Admission: $8 general; $6 Loft / ASM members and UA students
The Loft Cinema is locatedOpens in a new window at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716

This program offered in collaboration with the University of Arizona's Gender and Women's Studies Department with support from UA Libraries and UA's Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy program.

November 15 at The University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography, 6:30 p.m.

A program of recent Native short films. In Person: Filmmakers Melissa Henry (Navajo) and Ricardo Cate’ (Santo Domingo Pueblo)

Reservation Blues – USA, 2010, 6 min, Dir. Ricardo Cate (Santo Domingo Pueblo)
A lyrical and comical rendition of an afternoon’s transportation problems.

The Visit – Canada, 2009, 46 min, Dir. Lisa Jackson (Cree), In Cree with English subtitles
A true story of a Cree Family’s strange encounter one winter night, which results in a conversation without words.

Maq and the Spirit of the Woods – Canada, 2006, 9 min, Dir. Phyllis Grant (Mi’kmaq)
Mi’kmwesu, the Spirit of the Woods, imparts a life lesson to Maq, a young Mi’kmaq boy.

The Longest Sun – USA, 2012, 16 min, Dir. Patrick Smith, In Tewa with English subtitles
This story of love is drawn from Tewa mythology. It follows Than Pi’s quest to stop the sun from setting.

In Search for the World’s Best Indian Taco – USA, 2010, 15 min, Dir. Steven Judd (Kiowa / Choctaw)
A grandfather recounts a yarn to his grandson about his search for true love.

Happy Dayz – USA, 2010, 11 min, Dir. Ricardo Cate (Santo Domingo Pueblo)
Two brothers bond over a mutual love for a particular TV program.

The Three Little Boys – USA, 2009, 12 min, Dir. Sterlin Harjo (Seminole / Creek)
Follows the exploits of three boys as they sit through a church service with their uncle and struggle to make sense of the world of adulthood.

Interview with Einstein – USA, 2012, 10 min, Dir. Velma Kee Craig (Navajo)
The Craig children learn that their dog has the gift of human speech, and set out to document an interview with Einstein, an ambassador from the canine world.

Run Red Walk – USA, 2010, 17 min, Dir. Melissa Henry (Navajo), In Navajo with English subtitles
Red Dog is a Navajo sheepdog who embarks on a quest to recover his missing flock. 

Horse You See – USA, 2007, 8 min, Dir. Melissa Henry (Navajo), In Navajo with English subtitles
This is the story of Ross, a horse with a knack for introspective storytelling.

Black Cat in Space – USA, 2013, 12 min. Dir. Melissa Henry (Navajo)
Captain Meow and his robot CuAI6 travel across the galaxy to stop a planet-eating monster. This is a preview of a work in progress.

Admission: Free
The Center for Creative Phototography is locatedOpens in a new window on the campus of the University of Arizona between Speedway and 2nd Streets, west of Park Ave along Olive Street.

This program offered in collaboration with the Pascua Yaqui Computer Clubhouse, Tohono O'odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum, and Indigenous Strategies with support from UA's American Indian Studies and UA's Native American Student Affairs.

November 16 at the Pascua Yaqui Education Center

Filmmaking Workshop with Melissa Henry
Learn to create storyboards and an introduction to basic filmmaking concepts. Pre-registration required. Contact nativeeyestucson@gmail.com for information.
Workshop FlyerOpens in a new window (PDF* - 447K)

Admission: Free for Native American high school and college students

This program offered in collaboration with the Pascua Yaqui Computer Clubhouse, Tohono O'odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum, and Indigenous Strategies with support from UA's Native American Student Affairs.

December 7 & 8 at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Offered in conjunction with the Celebration of Basketry and Native Foods Festival.Opens in a new window
Screenings of films dealing with Native American basketry and foodways traditions. View the complete schedule.Opens in a new window

Admission: Regular ASDM admission charges cover entry to the museum, festival and film screenings.

This program offered in collaboration with Tohono O'odham Community Action, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tohono O'odham Nation Cultural Center, Indigenous Strategies, and White Springs Creative, LLC.

Arizona State Museum logoLoft Cinema logoTohono O'odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum logoIndiginous Strategies logoTohono O'odham Community Action logoPascua Yaqui Computer ClubhouseUA American Indian Studies logoUA Gender and Women's Sutdies LogoUA Native American Student AffairsNative Peoples Technical Assistance OfficeWhite Springs Creative logo

The 2013 Native Eye Film Showcase is produced by Arizona State Museum in partnership with The Loft CinemaOpens in a new window, Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and MuseumOpens in a new window, Indigenous StrategiesOpens in a new window, Tohono O'odham Community ActionOpens in a new window, Pascua Yaqui Computer ClubhouseOpens in a new window, UA's American Indian Studies ProgramOpens in a new window, and UA’s Gender and Women’s StudiesOpens in a new window;
with support from
UA's Native American Student AffairsOpens in a new window, UA's Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy ProgramOpens in a new window, UA LibrariesOpens in a new window, UA's Native Peoples Technical Assistance OfficeOpens in a new window, White Springs Creative LLCOpens in a new window, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert MuseumOpens in a new window;
and in cooperation with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian’sOpens in a new window Film and Video Center.

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