The Royal Theatre, 75 King Street East Gananoque, Ontario  
Sep 08, 2018 | 11:30 pm

Reel Injun (2009 | 88 min), by Neil Diamond, with Catherine Bainbridge and Jeremiah Hayes

In this feature-length documentary, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining and insightful look at the portrayal of North American Indigenous people throughout a century of cinema. Featuring hundreds of clips from old classics as well as recent releases, the film traces the evolution of the “Hollywood Indian.” Diamond guides the audience on a journey across America to some of cinema’s most iconic landscapes and conducts candid interviews with celebrities like Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson and Jim Jarmusch. The film is a loving look at cinema through the eyes of the people who appeared in its very first flickering images and have survived to tell their stories in their own way.

Watch the trailer here.

First Peoples’ Performing Arts Festival of the Thousand Islands hosts Brittany LeBorgne presenting the NFB’s Wide Awake Tour screening of “Reel Injun”. Special Guest, Brittany LeBorgne, actor-filmaker, from the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, will speak about her experience in the Canadian film industry. (Zoe: Mohawk Girls; Doc- Thunder Blanket) . Donations accepted.

 

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