Jul 28, 2017 | 7:00 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.
Indigenous 150+ is a film and conversation series. This event is co-produced by Planet 3 Communications in partnerhsip with the Niagara Regional Native Centre, the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre, the Ciy of Owen Sound, Ontario Arts Council and the National Film Board of Canada.
Pay-what-you-can admission. Screening will be followed by a moderated discussion. More information here.