Current Events
Autry After Hours: We Love L.A.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The Autry in Griffith Park
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027

I'm thrilled that my film tipi will be installed at the Autry Museum during their Autry After Hours kick off event this year! It's the perfect place for this sculptural work to be installed. This is also a one night only event so be sure to come out and see it on May 22nd!
RESERVATIONS

About the Event
The Autry’s after-hour series returns celebrating all things L.A. Connect with Angelenos while experiencing the work of local poets, DJs, and artists. Bring your friends and explore the museum in a creative evening you won't want to miss! Tacos, cocktails, wine, and beer available for purchase. Select museum galleries will remain open.

More details here: https://theautry.org/events/music-and-festivals/autry-after-hours-we-love-la

Admission: $5 Non member / Free for Autry Members
RSVP/Reservations: Reservations Recommended
Featuring
Poetry curated by Yesika Salgado. Poets include Alyesha Wise, Yaw Kyeremateng, and Mike Davis
DJ sets by Cumbiatón featuring: DJ Funky and DJ Sizzle Fantastic
Installation and Community Project by Eve LaFountain (Turtle Mountain Chippewa)
Image: No Wall by Cara Romero
Indigenous Now at Tongva Park
May 11, 2019 12 - 4pm
1615 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, California 90401
I've been working as part of the advisory and curatorial committee for this year's iteration of Indigenous Now. The event is one day only (Saturday, May 11) so come check out some inspiring work by contemporary Indigenousartists. Details below.
Event Program
The second annual Indigenous Now offers a day of dance, music, spoken word and contemporary visual art by Indigenous artists based in Los Angeles, Santa Rosa and Santa Fe. The event draws on the theme of Kuuyam, the Tongva word for “guest,” promoting dialogue through a focus on the interdisciplinary nature of the relationship between Tongva hosts and their guests. The event welcomes all Indigenouspeoples and all who wish to learn how to be a good guest on Indigenous land.
An opening blessing at noon launches the day, which will feature art installations and performances which repeat at intervals over the course of the four-hour event. Guests are invited to move through the park freely encountering each performance and installation at their own pace.
Participating artists include Dancing Earth, singer-songwriter Kelly Caballero (Tongva) and hip-hop recording artist Jessa Calderon (Tongva). A spectacular exhibition of artist Cara Romero’s (Chemehuevi) billboard-sized photographs will be on view at multiple locations throughout the park, fresh from the 2019 Desert X exhibition in Coachella Valley, and legendary artist L. Frank (Tongva) will exhibit a new sculptural installation commissioned especially for Indigenous Now.
Charles Sepulveda theorized the concept of Kuuyam as a decolonial possibility, which prompts the question of how we — as community members and guests to the area now called Santa Monica — can best ground ourselves as good relatives to the land, waters, and community that call this place home. The event brings together ideas and forms that uplift indigenous voices often erased or unheard in the cacophony of settler colonization.
The producers acknowledge the Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (Los Angeles basin, Southern Channel Islands) and are grateful to have the opportunity to work for the taraaxatom (indigenous peoples) in this place. We pay our respects to Honuukvetam (Ancestors), 'Ahiihirom (Elders), and 'eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging. Further, we acknowledge that there a number of names for groups of Indigenous peoples of this area, including Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe, the Gabrielino/Tongva Tribe, the Gabrieleño Band of Mission Indians, Kizh and others.
The program is a collaboration with the Indigenous Now Advisory and Curatorial Committee, Angela Mooney D’Arcy (Juaneno Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation), Clementine Bordeaux (Sicangu Lakota Oyate), Lazaro Arvizu (Tongva), and Eve-Lauryn LaFountain (Turtle Mountain Chippewa).
Artists and Performers
Dancing Earth inspires creativity and cultural consciousness through community art practice, energetic dance training workshops, site specific rituals and full-length eco-productions. Performers: Snowflake Towers(Yaqui/Tzeltal), Natalie Benally (Dine/Zuni/Ute) and Dakota Camacho(Matao/Chamoru). They were named by Dance Magazine as “One of the Top 25 to Watch” and are recipients of the National Museum of American Indian’s Expressive Arts Award.
L. Frank is a Tongva-Ajachmem artist, writer, tribal scholar, cartoonist, and Indigenouslanguage activist. A resident of Santa Rosa, CA, she has won awards from the American Association of University Women, the James Irvine Foundation, and the Fund for Folk Culture. Frank is active in two-spirit culture, educating and spreading awareness of issues.
Cara Romero is a Chemehuevi Indian Tribal Citizen and a born visual storyteller. Her distinctive lens is shaped by years of study, a visceral Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural memory, collective history, and personal experience.
Kelly Caballero uses her urban-Indigenousupbringing to inspire songs and stories of life, love and resistance. She lends her voice to support Indigenous communities and the work of sacred cultural site preservation.
Jessa Calderon represents the Tongva and Chumash Nations. Jessa is a singer, rapper and songwriter born and raised in the San Fernando valley. She began writing poetry at ten but soon after discovered rap was her forte. Jessa recently recorded her first Hip-Hop & R&B album.
For more information, visit https://www.santamonica.gov/indigenousnow

Parking and Transportation:
Visit bigbluebus.com for bus routes to Tongva Park. Ample bike parking is located near each park entrance (Ocean Ave., Main St., and Olympic Blvd.). Parking is available at the Civic Center Parking Structure, 333 Civic Center Dr. First 30 minutes free,
$1 per each additional hour. $5 maximum per day.

Image: Cara Romero. 𝘕𝘰 𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘭.
Image: My Ghost Dance, Scavenged and Bartered
Light and Sound Performance at Human Resources Los Angeles
Jon Almaraz and I will be doing a sound and projection performance on Thursday evening as part of Echo Park Film Center at Human Resources. The show is open now and lovely so be sure to come early to see everyone's work.

EPFC at Human Resources
410 Cottage Home St., Los Angeles
Tuesday, April 23 – Thursday, April 25
 
Viewing hours: 2-7 pm
Closing potluck party: Thursday, April 25, 7-10 pm, performances at 8:30
 
Please join the Echo Park Film Center as we take over Human Resources for three days and nights, with media installations, performances, and programs of films and videos made by the EPFC Co-op and artists who have participated in our LA AIR artist-in-residency program. 
 
We’ll have multi-channel video installations, slide projections, sculpture/video hybrids, sound work, and paintings by artists Nesanet Abegaze, Dicky Bahto, Marco Braunschweiler, Madison Brookshire, Tuni Chatterji, Brenda Contreras, Paolo Davanzo, Kate Lain, Alima Lee, Lisa Marr, Beaux Mingus, Alee Peoples, and Mike Stoltz.
 
Throughout the space there will be looping programs of films and videos by artists Kate Brown, Emett Casey, Caitlin Díaz, Kate Dollenmayer, Karissa Hahn & Andrew Kim, Gemma Jimenez, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Sandra de la Loza, Nerva Macaspac, Gina Napolitan, Will O’Loughlen, Alee Peoples, Anna Luisa Petrisko, Chloe Reyes, Adee Roberson, Troyese Robinson, Jennifer Saparzadeh, Cosmo Segurson, Carly Short, Sharmaine Starks, Nicole Ucedo, and Penelope Uribe-Abee.
 
Finally, we will have a potluck closing party the night of Thursday, April 25 from 7-10 pm, with performances at 8:30 by Jennifer Saparzadeh, Eve LaFountain and Jonathan Almaraz, and other surprises.
Still from Indabaabasaan (I Smudge It, I Cleanse It)
I will be in attendance!
16 April 2019 07:30PM
Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave 
Interior Mythologies
Land is inextricable from embodied history and, here, this history is one of time, ritual, storytelling, and, crucially, indigeneity. The mythologies and spiritual practices that inform the earth, air, and bodies of these films are both eternal and in flux. Spells of protection are cast by botanist-activists to salve the earth and its most vulnerable living of further wound. Spaces of ritual worship have undergone irrevocable transformation. Spirits inform physical materiality, physiological healing, emotional fortitude. Ancient deities are honoured. The past and present intertwine in the bearing of ancestral knowledge and natural resource. Stories of life, death, and space in between take place upon sacred land and within otherworlds. 
—Sarah-Tai Black 

Smudge Series, Eve-Lauryn LaFountain 
Canadian Premiere, US, 2013, 16mm, 7 min 
This trilogy of 16mm films explores living Indigenous histories in Southern California. In Indabaabasaan (I Smudge It, I Cleanse It), the artist cleanses the city and sets the tone for the following pieces. Soda Lake bends the sky, earth and air. Boozhoo Jiibayag (Hello Ghosts) shows the spirits that come out to play when darkness settles over the desert. The Ojibwe titles come from the artist’s traditional tribal language, which she uses her art practice to explore, reclaim, and relearn. Soundscapes by Jon Almaraz. 

Altares, Colectivo Los Ingrávidos 
World Premiere, Mexico, 2019, 16mm > digital, 4 min 
Altares is an audiovisual shrine to ancient deities. 

La cabeza mató a todos, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz 
Canadian Premiere, US, 2014, digital, 7 min, Spanish 
A mixing of Indigenous mythologies with present-day characters, geographies, and culture in Puerto Rico. The title refers to how, in local mythology, a shooting star was interpreted as a head without a body crossing the sky, signalling the arrival of chaos and destruction. The actor in the video, Michelle Monó, is herself a hybrid creature, an androgynous figure, in touch with native plants—she’s a medicinal botanist but also a cultural activist. She hosts cultural events in her house, in an section of primarily Afro-Caribbean and post-industrial Carolina 

Piramide erosionada, Colectivo Los Ingrávidos 
North American Premiere, Mexico, 2019, 16mm > digital, 8 min 
From pyramid to mountain. 

A Tree Is Like A Man, Thorbjorg Jonsdottir 
North American Premiere, Colombia/US, 2019, 16mm > digital, 29 min, Spanish 
An attempt to touch the otherworld through its edges. Filmmaker Thorbjorg Jonsdottir met Ayahuasquero Don William back in the year 2000 by chance while traveling in the Colombian Amazon. The film serves as personal witness to Don William’s lifetime relationship to Ayahuasca and other plant medicines that are native to the jungle. With the rainforest a rich labyrinthine background, this portrait is at once intimate and spare, opening up to alternate realities as dense as the jungle itself, with kaleidoscopic multiplicities in both the natural and the spiritual realms. 

La Bala de Sandoval, Jean Jacques Martinod 
Canadian Premiere, Ecuador, 2019, 16mm > digital, 17 min, Spanish 
Isidro meanders through the rainforest as he and his brother recall the various times he came face to face with death itself.
— 

Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) is a Los Angeles based multimedia artist and educator. She is a member of the Echo Park Film Center co-op. Her work explores identity, history, indigenous futurism, feminism, ghosts, magic, and her mixed Native American and Jewish heritage through lens based media and installations. 

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1972. She completed her BA in humanities at the University of Chicago in 1993 and received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1997, where she studied film and video. 

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos (Tehuacán, Mexico 2012). 300+ films since 2012; screenings and exhibitions at International Film Festival Rotterdam, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Flaherty Film Seminar (New York), Crossroads (San Francisco), Filmadrid (Madrid), Media City Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival and Images Festival. 

Thorbjorg Jonsdottir is a visual artist and experimental filmmaker from Iceland. She works primarily in 16mm film, video installation and collage. Thorbjorg’s films and video installations have screened both in galleries and film festivals in Europe, Asia and the US. 

Jean-Jacques Martinod is a filmmaker and multimedia artist. His works have screened in a variety of venues, festivals, galleries and DIY spaces. His films oscillate between non-fiction traditions using formal experiments in celluloid film, analogue tape, digital media, and archival footage. He is a member of both the Global Emergent Media Lab and the Centre for Expanded Poetics at Concordia University. 
Native American New Frontier Documentary Lab Fellows at the Sundance Institute Offices in Los Angeles in August 2019. Pictured left to right: Eve-Lauryn LaFountain, Amelia Winger-Bearskin, and Kayla Briët. 
Sundance Native American New Frontier Documentary Intensive
In August 2019 I participated in a project development intensive program at the Sundance Institute as part of a New Frontier, Documentary, and Indigenous Lab partnership. I worked on plans for my new project Re/Dis Location, about the Indian Relocation Program in the 1950's, which lead many Native families, including my own, to move to urban centers and form new communities and identities. It was an incredibly inspiring experience. We got feedback from brilliant mentors including Katherine Dieckmann, Nick Fortugno, Nonny de la Peña, Melissa Painter, the Sundance New Frontier crew Kamal Sinclair, Ruthie O'Doyle, and Paisley Smith, and Maya Solis from the Native American and Indigenous Labs. We visited Jaunt Studios to learn about 360 storytelling projects. We formed a digital coven of incredible Indigenous women artists using experimental new media to tell our stories. It was empowering and thrilling and yes, intense! 
More exciting news and project updates to come!
The New Frontier Lab Programs | Native American and Indigenous Program Intensive supports a select group of Native American storytellers innovating the art and form of story through acts of journalism. 

The 2018 Intensive Fellows are:

Amelia Winger-Bearskin (Iroquois, Seneca-Cayuga), Monsters
Wendy Red Star (Crow), Monsters
Eve-Lauryn LaFountain (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), Re/Dis Location
Kayla Briët (Prairie Band Potawatomi), Trove
NEW BOOTH LOCATION!
Booth MAR 803 on Marcy Street in front of the Convention Center - a much bigger space, come find us!
Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada
Iris Film Collective in collaboration with
Cineworks & Echo Park Film Centre (LA), are pleased to present
NON-STOP BEAUTIFUL LADIES
A summer evening of community filmmaking followed by a program of international experimental films made by female directors from Berlin, Belgrade, Dease Lake, Idomeni, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto, Traiskirchen, Vancouver and Vienna!
A FREE Outdoor Film Event Saturday August 18th, 2018
Under the Cambie Street Bridge at Coopers’ Park 
1020 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver BC
Eve LaFountain - “Apikaan”
2017 / Los Angeles / 16mm / b&w / silent / 3 minutes
Plus many many more amazing films by amazing ladies!
INDIGENOUS NOW: EXPERIMENTAL MOVING IMAGE WORKS BY NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS
Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 8 PM
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Doors 7:30 pm; $5 admission.
Multimedia artist and filmmaker Eve-Lauryn LaFountain (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) presents a screening of performance based experimental moving image works by Native American artists. Each filmmaker has a diverse practice that explores Indigenous histories and identities through their work. These films play at the intersection of documentary and experimental film to tell stories while exploring legacies, language, land, and passing down culture through generations. This program was originally presented as part of Indigenous Now Art @ Tongva in and sponsored by the City of Santa Monica. This encore screening is happening by popular demand to have a Eastside presentation of the works. Featuring work by Pamela Peters, Timothy Ryan Ornelas, Kayla Briët, Elisa Harkins, Suzanne Kite, and Eve-Lauryn LaFountain, several filmmakers will be in attendance.
Gallery Talk at the Autry Museum with Harry Gamboa Jr.
Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 a.m. 
The Autry in Griffith Park
Admission: $8 in Advance (Includes Museum Admission) / Standard Museum Admission Prices at the Door
RSVP/Reservations: Space Is Limited / Reservations Recommended
Click: RESERVATIONS
About the Event
Join artist, writer, and educator Harry Gamboa Jr. and L.A.–based contemporary artist Eve LaFountain (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) for an in-gallery conversation. LaFountain studied under Gamboa Jr. at Cal Arts and is highly influenced by his body of work. Gamboa and LaFountain will discuss the unique relationship between mentor and mentee while exploring the relevance and significance of Gamboa’s current exhibition retrospective, Chicano Male Unbonded
Past Events
Art @ Tongva: Indigenous Now
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
7:30 PM  9:30 PM
I curated a special screening program of experimental moving image works by Native American multimedia artists for this event.
The 2018 Art @ Tongva season concludes with Indigenous Now,  an evening of performance, music and art by Los Angeles-based indigenous artists. The program is a collaboration with the Art @ Tongva Indigenous Advisory Committee, comprised of Lazaro Arvizu (Tongva), Los Angeles Unified School District Indigenous Advisor; Clementine Bordeaux (Sicangu Lakota Oyate), PhD in World Arts and Cultures/Dance UCLA; and Michelle Enfield (Diné - Navajo), Red Circle Program Coordinator, Special Initiatives and APLA Program Coordinator.
“This program shares work of current artists, who are fellow indigenous friends. Celebrating the work they are making now reinforces the histories and presence of indigenous people’s existence, a fight for visibility that is never complete,” says Lazaro Arvizu.
A special opening ritual at 7:30 p.m. opens this varied, inspirational, and galvanizing evening, which includes musical performances by award-winning singer-songwriter and activist Raye Zaragoza, whose music is deeply informed by her multinational heritage (O’odham, Mexican, Taiwanese and Japanese). Zaragoza’s viral protest song, In the River, won the 2017 Global Music Award for Protest Music and the Honesty Oscar for Activist Anthem.
August 24, 2017 Dallas, TX
August 24, 2017
Doors at 7p, Show at 8p
1719 W 10th St
Dallas, Texas, TX 75208
West 10th at West Jefferson, Oak Cliff
$10, no one turned away for lack of funds
LIVE PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE - AWASISHKODE (BEYOND THE FIRE)
Multi-media artist Eve LaFountain and her collaborator, musician Jon Almaraz, do live performances that expand on Waabanishimo (She Dances Till Daylight), a project that explores ways that film can capture movement, light, and spirits. LaFountain runs multiple 35mm slide and small format motion picture film projectors accompanied by live sound made by Almaraz. The light from the projectors is interrupted with various materials to explode the images beyond the screen. The sound begins with guitar and goes through many modes of analog and digital manipulation. The ephemeral events, entitled Awasishkode (Beyond the Fire), highlight the performative power of projection and sound. LaFountain and Almaraz invoke the spirit of magic lantern shows and the silent film era, when musicians would play live music to films in the theater, for a new century through visual and musical improvisation.

Cut Shutters / AWASISHKODE (BEYOND THE FIRE) (LA) / Locations
Doors at 7, show at 8p (for realz). Tacos across the street. BYOB. Bring cash for merch!
EVENTS IN HOUSTON POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
August 26 - 27, 2017 in Houston, TX
LIVE PERFORMANCE AND SCREENING
Saturday, August 26, 7PM
$10 / Free for Aurora Members
Members-only reception at 6PM
Artist Eve LaFountain and 
musician Jon Almaraz in attendance.
Los Angeles-based artist Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain will be here to present Awasishkode (Beyond the Fire), a live multimedia performance with collaborating musician Jon Almaraz. Informed by LaFountain's Native American heritage, this work explores movement, light, and spirits through the use of multiple slide and small format film projectors, various light-interrupting materials, and a live, experimental guitar score. The performance will be followed by a screening of a selection of her short film and video works.

A DAY IN THE SUN

Sunday, August 27, 3:30pm
$10 / Free for Aurora Members
Eve LaFountain in attendance.

Members of the Echo Park Film Center Co-op in Los Angeles were commissioned to create new, experimental works exploring their relationships to the city. Join EPFC member and instructor Eve LaFountain for a special screening of these L.A. shorts by their programmers, projectionists, educators, and youth program alumni–who come from all walks of life and employ a variety of creative approaches. This program was funded by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts Artist Project Grant.
August 19 - 20, 2017 in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Booth 710-LIN E
I'll be showing at the Santa Fe Indian Market, like I've done every year of my life. Come see new photography work and say hello if you're in town. I'll be in the same booth I've always been in, on Lincoln Ave on the plaza, facing the plaza, across from the Plaza Restaurant. 
June 3, 2017 at 3:30 pm in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
From Sea to See dir. Eve-Lauryn LaFountain
2015 | US | 8.5 | super 8mm on video | Canadian premiere
A short super 8mm film about the legacy of manifest destiny. -ELL
The Winnipeg Underground Film Festival is an annual showcase for contemporary experimental film + video in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 
Language and concepts thereof drive this collection of six short films and videos exploring foundation, foundational myths, and visions of environmental imagination. The ways to describe a place, a state, an act, are manifold, and so are the ways of interpreting the natural world. How do you say _____ where you’re from? How do you make sense? Stories can be helpful. New work from Canada, Denmark and the United States. (free screening)
Rachel Browne Theatre - 211 Bannatyne Avenue
May 13 - June 4, 2017 in New Orleans, LA
Smudge Series
Room 2:
Cinema Arcane
Stephanie Barber, Angela Ellsworth, Janie Geiser, Florencia and Maria Guerberof, Eve-Lauryn LaFountain, Shana Moulton, Saige Rowe and Selina Trepp

A mini theatre screening a 48-minute program of short films on the themes of feminism, the environment and mysticism.
May 5 - 20, 2018 in Santa Fe, New Mexico
"New Visions" opens on May 5th with new works by Starr Hardridge, Chris Pappan, and Eve Little Shell LaFountain. Pick up the April/May issue of Native American Art Magazine to read up on the latest in Native art.
See our events calendar here:
http://www.blueraingallery.com/events/
Opening reception May 5th from 5 - 7pm
Railyard
544 South Guadalupe Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
April 28 - May 27, 2017 in Dallas, Texas
FRIDAY (4/28) - Opening Reception + Intermedia Performances 
at The Green Zone (161 Riveredge Ave), 7:00pm, performances start at 7:30pm
Installations by Sean Miller, Eve LaFountain, and Ian Haig
The second night of the Dallas Medianale includes audio-visual performances and the opening of an exhibition by Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain and a public art installation by Sean Miller at The Greenzone; and an exhibition by Ian Haig at Ro2 Art. The exhibitions will be on view through May 27.

Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain’s work investigates urban indigeneity, ceremony, tradition, landscape, spirits, light, and photographic mediums. Giizis Mooka'am (Sun/Moon Rise) is a 16mm film project made as part of LaFountain’s previous series, Waabanishimo (She Dances Till Daylight). The film, with sound by Jon Almaraz, is made in two parts – Giizis Mooka’am: Giiwe (Sun/Moon Rise: She Goes Home), and Giizis Mooka’am:Waabanishimo (Sun/Moon Rise: She Dances Till Daylight) – and will be shown as dual 16mm projections. The titles are in Ojibwa with English subtitles. These films bend time and collapse the space between the artist’s current home, Los Angeles, and former home, Santa Fe—the ghost world and the world of the living. 

Public art installation, Machine Biology 2017, is an application created by Dallas-based artist Sean Miller. Black and White cellular forms rapidly divide, merge, morph, and evolve. This work uses digital feedback and sculpted, chaotic data to produce ever-changing, stroboscopic, microbe-like imagery, while exploring the aesthetics of dynamical systems. The installation will be visible from Ervay Street, displayed in the second floor window of The MAC building.

Opening concurrently at Ro2 Gallery, will be an augmented reality installation by Australian artist Ian Haig (www.ianhaig.net).

For the opening night at the Greenzone there will be an impressive line-up of audio-visual performances by artists: 

Kristin Reeves - Murray KY (reevesmachine.com
Limited Hangout - Austin TX (www.limitedhangout.us
Wikkid_Beat (Karine Fleurima) - Los Angeles CA (www.karinefleurima.com)
The Greenzone
161 Riveredge Dr, Dallas, Texas 75207
April 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA
LA premiere! Filmmakers Adam Khalil and Executive Producer Steve Holmgren of INAATE/SE/, filmmaker Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain, and Maya Solis of Sundance in person!

The ethnographic film tradition was part of the colonialist tradition.  Now (and for some time), new filmmakers, often from groups seen as the subjects being documented or collected in traditional films, are expressing their own voices and traditions in what some are called “anti-ethnographic” films.  Filmforum is delighted to host several indigenous filmmakers leading this work, along with guest Maya Solis from the Sundance Institute for a post-screening discussion.

Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil’s new film re-imagines an ancient Ojibway story, the Seven Fires Prophecy, which both predates and predicts first contact with Europeans. A kaleidoscopic experience blending documentary, narrative, and experimental forms, INAATE/SE/ transcends linear colonized history to explore how the prophecy resonates through the generations in their indigenous community within Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With acute geographic specificity, and grand historical scope, the film fixes its lens between the sacred and the profane to pry open the construction of contemporary indigenous identity.

Trailer: http://www.inaatese.com/trailer/

Tickets: $10 general admission; $6 students (with ID)/seniors; free for Filmforum members.
Tickets available at http://inaatese.bpt.me or at the door
For more event information: www.lafilmforum.org, or 323-377-7238
On Friday April 28, from 8-11pm, Night Gallery is hosting the launch of Issue 10 of The Third Rail, which features Adam and Zack Khalil's interview with filmmaker Sky Hopinka. The event will feature music by Olga and Beat Detectives, and video by Mati Diop & Manon Lutanie, Alexander Kluge, and Adam Khalil & Zack Khalil. Night Gallery is located at 2276 E 16th Street, near Washington Blvd. and Santa Fe Ave. http://thirdrailquarterly.org/issue-news/

Screening:
INAATE/SE/
It Shines a Certain Way to a Certain Place/It FliesFalls/
2016, DCP, 75 minutes

"An artful and brilliant collage, expressing hope, pain, despair, and the trickster humor that is so evocative of its people."
-BOMB Magazine, http://bombmagazine.org/article/1985224/adam-zack-khalil

"Stylistically audacious" 
- The Hollywood Reporter

"Formally adventurous but never esoteric, INAATE/SE is an inimitable model for what radical documentary in the 21st century might be"
-Screen Slate

History is written by the victors, but this film reminds us
 that the history of the oppressed can still be saved from being extinguished. Native American video artists Adam and Zack Khalil here reclaim the narrative of the Ojibway of Sault Ste. Marie, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, from the archives and museums that would confine it to the past. Using personal interviews, animated drawings, performance, and provocative intercutting, the Khalil brothers’ feature debut makes a bold case for the Ojibway people to be their own storytellers—while seeking a cure for the damage inflicted by colonization—in a spiritual reconnection with tradition.
website: http://www.inaatese.com/

Film by Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain to be announced.
April 25, 2017 in Valencia, CA
D*STAR #6
Tom Jones, Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain and Nancy Marie Mithlo
in conversation at CalArts

Join Tom Jones, Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain and Nancy Marie Mithlo in conversation, Tuesday April 25 at 7pm, the last of the 2016–17 D*STAR conversation series, which has brought together a wide range of practitioners to share their current interests and work and help to expand the frame of contemporary art in which we learn, teach and make. This has meant questions about the histories, knowledge, aesthetics, criteria and notions of quality, and the larger systems of assumptions and references from which we learn to make and think within art.
7PM in F200
24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355
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