Tiff Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West Toronto, Ontario  
May 13, 2017 | 1:00 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.

Part of TIFF’s Aabiziingwashi (Wide Awake/Unable to Sleep): Films and Conversations series. With Ariel Smith, Melanie Hadley, Cowboy Smithx and Ryan McMahon. More details and ticket information here.

Watch the trailer here.

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