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The Briscoe Western Art Museum’s 2016 Native Film Series will showcase three movies curated by actor and artist Michael Horse. The films feature diverse Native perspectives and stories, and each feature is directed, written, produced, or stars Native Americans. Following the Film Series, Horse will serve as guest speaker for the April 26 Voices of the West: Distinguished Lecture on the evolving roles and representations of Native Americans in popular media.

2016 Native Film Series schedule

  • February 23 - Smoke Signals: Along with his nerdy neighbor, a young man from Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene reservation journeys to Phoenix to collect the ashes of the father that abandoned him when he was a boy. This is the first feature film to be written, directed, and co-produced by American Indians.
  • ​March 29 - Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner: Based on an ancient Inuit legend and set against the backdrop of the Canadian arctic, a tribal chief’s son plots revenge against the man who steals the heart of the woman he was to marry, causing a rupture within the community.
  • April 19 - Barking Water: A terminally ill man hits the road with his on-again, off-again lover to see his newborn grandchild and make amends with his estranged daughter.

The Briscoe Western Art Museum’s 2016 Native Film Series will showcase three movies curated by actor and artist Michael Horse. The films feature diverse Native perspectives and stories, and each feature is directed, written, produced, or stars Native Americans. Following the Film Series, Horse will serve as guest speaker for the April 26 Voices of the West: Distinguished Lecture on the evolving roles and representations of Native Americans in popular media.

2016 Native Film Series schedule

  • February 23 - Smoke Signals: Along with his nerdy neighbor, a young man from Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene reservation journeys to Phoenix to collect the ashes of the father that abandoned him when he was a boy. This is the first feature film to be written, directed, and co-produced by American Indians.
  • ​March 29 - Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner: Based on an ancient Inuit legend and set against the backdrop of the Canadian arctic, a tribal chief’s son plots revenge against the man who steals the heart of the woman he was to marry, causing a rupture within the community.
  • April 19 - Barking Water: A terminally ill man hits the road with his on-again, off-again lover to see his newborn grandchild and make amends with his estranged daughter.

The Briscoe Western Art Museum’s 2016 Native Film Series will showcase three movies curated by actor and artist Michael Horse. The films feature diverse Native perspectives and stories, and each feature is directed, written, produced, or stars Native Americans. Following the Film Series, Horse will serve as guest speaker for the April 26 Voices of the West: Distinguished Lecture on the evolving roles and representations of Native Americans in popular media.

2016 Native Film Series schedule

  • February 23 - Smoke Signals: Along with his nerdy neighbor, a young man from Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene reservation journeys to Phoenix to collect the ashes of the father that abandoned him when he was a boy. This is the first feature film to be written, directed, and co-produced by American Indians.
  • ​March 29 - Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner: Based on an ancient Inuit legend and set against the backdrop of the Canadian arctic, a tribal chief’s son plots revenge against the man who steals the heart of the woman he was to marry, causing a rupture within the community.
  • April 19 - Barking Water: A terminally ill man hits the road with his on-again, off-again lover to see his newborn grandchild and make amends with his estranged daughter.

WHEN

WHERE

The Briscoe Western Art Museum
210 W. Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
https://www.briscoemuseum.org/programs-events/native-film-series

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