Native Spotlight is a quarterly series at Circle Cinema showcasing the diverse variety of the Native American and indigenous experience through film.
Thursday, August 10
Tickets: $10 for general, $6.50 for members.
Q&A moderated by Dr. Hugh Foley (Cinema & Native American Studies at Roger State University) with Oklahoma filmmaker Kyle Kauwike Harris and Oklahoma director Kyle Bell following the films
“I Stand: The Guardians of the Water”
Reception from 6:00-6:45
“I Stand: Guardians of the Water” is a feature documentary from Oklahoma filmmaker Kyle Kauwika Harris, who is a member of the Choctaw Nation. The film captures the indigenous voices of those on the ground at Standing Rock Reservation who stand in opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline and fight for the protection of their sacred land and water. Harris’ film offers an unrestricted view of one of the largest peaceful protests and gatherings of Native Americans in U.S. history.
“Dig it if You Can”
We get up close and personal with Steven Paul Judd, the dynamic and bold 21st century Renaissance man. One of the art world’s most energetic, accessible and celebrated figures, this self-taught artists love for pop culture and Native American art has given him a massive following. This insightful portrait shows how Judd indigenizes the popular everyday to allow our young to see themselves in all aspects of life, while at the same time making his own dreams a reality through his passion and zest for life.
Sponsored by the Flint Family Foundation