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Jáaji Approx. (Short) / INAATE/SE/ [it Shines A Certain Way. To A Certain Place./it Flies. Falls./] (Feature)
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Jáaji Approx. (Short) / INAATE/SE/ [it Shines A Certain Way. To A Certain Place./it Flies. Falls./] (Feature)

Jáaji Approx.

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 8 min. / Native Film
Directed by Sky Hopinka


SYNOPSIS: Audio recordings of the filmaker's father are juxtaposed with videos gathered of the landscapes the two separately traversed, question the relationships between between recorder and recordings, new and traditional, memory and song. Jáaji is a near translation for directly addressing a father in the Hočak language.


INAATE/SE/ [it Shines A Certain Way. To A Certain Place./it Flies. Falls./]

DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 68 min. / Native Film
Directed by Zack Khalil, Adam Khalil


SYNOPSIS: History is written by the victors, but this film reminds us that the history of the oppressed can still be saved from being extinguished. Native American video artists Adam and Zack Khalil reclaim the narrative of the Ojibway of Sault Ste. Marie, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, from the archives and museums that would confine it to the past. Using personal interviews, animated drawings, performance, and provocative intercutting, the Khalil brothers’ feature debut makes a bold case for the Ojibway people to be their own storytellers—while seeking a cure for the damage inflicted by colonization—in a spiritual reconnection with tradition.

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Steve Pryor - "Can't Find My Way Home" (Music Video) / To Tulsa and Back: On Tour With J.J. Cale (Feature)
Oct
16
2:00 PM14:00

Steve Pryor - "Can't Find My Way Home" (Music Video) / To Tulsa and Back: On Tour With J.J. Cale (Feature)

Steve Pryor - "Can't Find My Way Home."

MUSIC VIDEO / Oklahoma Ties
Produced by Jamie Oldaker, Dan Mayo and Jeremy Lamberton for Mad Dogs and Okies


SYNOPSIS: Legendary Tulsa guitarist Steve Pryor performs the song "Can't Find My Way Home" from the 2005 album, Mad Dogs & Okies".


To Tulsa and Back: On Tour With J.J. Cale

DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 167 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Jörg Bundschuh


SYNOPSIS: Featuring Eric Clapton, Rocky Frisco, and Tulsa's own J.J. Cale, this tour documentary follows the legendary guitarist as he returns to his hometown.

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The Champion (Short) / Feral Love (Feature)
Oct
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Champion (Short) / Feral Love (Feature)

The Champion

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 18 min.
Directed by Brett Garamella, Patrick McGowan


SYNOPSIS: A former Iraqi boxing champion, Estaifan Shilaita overcomes tremendous hardships as he builds a special bond with his family and taxi cab customers in Chicago.


Feral Love

DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 71 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Markie Hancock


SYNOPSIS: Crazy cat lady or world-class musician? A violist with the New York Philharmonic for 40 years, Dorian Rence also cares for a feral cat colony in the tunnels of New York City. You decide.

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Bisonhead (Short) / Kay Walkingstick: An American Artist (Short) / What Was Ours (Feature) - FREE
Oct
15
12:30 PM12:30

Bisonhead (Short) / Kay Walkingstick: An American Artist (Short) / What Was Ours (Feature) - FREE

Bisonhead

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 9 min. / Native Film
Directed by Elizabeth Lo


SYNOPSIS: A family of Ponderai Native American hunters journey from northern Montana to Yellowstone National Park to assert their treaty right to hunt by participating in the controversial culling of the park’s wild bison.


Kay Walkingstick: An American Artist

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 8 min. / Native Film
Directed by Augusta Lehman


SYNOPSIS: Throughout her career, artist Kay Walkingstick has defied categorization. Her work has spanned styles from abstraction to realism and materials from acrylic to saponified wax creating a complex assortment of work that resists summary and generalization.


What Was Ours

DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 89 min. / Native Film
Directed by Mat Hames


SYNOPSIS: A young Arapaho journalist and a teenage powwow princess travel from the Wind River Indian Reservation with a Shoshone elder to explore vanished artifacts kept in the archives of a museum. As the elder looks to the future, the young people look to the past to revive hope for their beloved home.

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The Thunderbird Over the Whale (Short) / In Attla's Tracks (Short) / Kivalina (Feature) - FREE
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

The Thunderbird Over the Whale (Short) / In Attla's Tracks (Short) / Kivalina (Feature) - FREE

The Thunderbird Over the Whale

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 15 min. / Native Film
Directed by Nicole Acevedo


SYNOPSIS: Spencer McCarty is an artist working in Neah Bay Washington. An accident prevents him from fishing and whaling regularly as his ancestors once did. He has spent his life reconciling the teachings of his ancestors with the modern world he has found himself in, where whaling is not practiced.


In Attla's Tracks

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 22 min. / Native Film
Directed by Catharine Axley


SYNOPSIS: An aging legendary Alaska Native dogsled champion trains his grand-nephew to carry on a century-old tradition and compete in the world’s largest dogsled sprint race.


Kivalina

DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 65 min. / Native Film
Directed by Gina Abatemarco


SYNOPSIS: The Arctic, once a frozen and inaccessible landscape today is a highly coveted last frontier. KIVALINA tells the story of an Inupiaq Eskimo tribe whose island is disappearing into the Alaskan Arctic. With no resources to move and only a precarious sea wall to protect them, the film poetically explores the community's struggle to maintain their way of life within a landscape and a system that is failing them.

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Marceline Blurr (Short) / Best and Most Beautiful Things (Feature)
Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Marceline Blurr (Short) / Best and Most Beautiful Things (Feature)

Marceline Blurr

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 15 min.
Directed by Nadia Mata Portillo


SYNOPSIS: Inspired by the movies of the French New Wave, Marceline Blurr is the story of a young woman who was born with a vision impairment extremely out of the ordinary. For her the world is a magical place.


Best and Most Beautiful Things

DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 91 min.
Directed by Garrett Zevgetis


SYNOPSIS: Best and Most Beautiful Things is a celebration of outcasts everywhere, following a precocious young blind woman who disappears into quirky obsessions and isolation.

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