Wednesday, April 27

Rarities (past events)Staff Picks (past events)Repertory Series ArchiveThrough Indian Eyes: Native American Cinema

Naturally Native

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(1999) dir Valerie Red-Horse (Cherokee), Jennifer Wynne Farmer [107 min; 35mm]
Director Valerie Red-Horse offers a moving tale of Native self-betterment and triumph in this disarming drama about three American Indian sisters, raised separately in foster families, who now seek a shared destiny as entrepreneurs of a line of organic cosmetics. The way to success, however, is strewn with practical, cultural and personal obstacles, the surmounting of which offers a drama rich with emotion, from a perspective heretofore rarely treated on screen.

“Valerie Red-Horse, Irene Bedard and Kimberly Norris Guerrero deliver such strong, committed portrayals that the sisters and the issues they confront become very real. Stirring… heartfelt and illuminating.” – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

“Emotionally satisfying… Notions of alienation and community, fear and hope, anonymity and identity come together with sincerity and force. It’s what independent films are supposed to be all about.” – Henry Sheehan, Orange County Register

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Cow Tipping: The Militant Indian Waiter

(1991) dir Randy Redroad (Cherokee) [17 min; Digital]

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