Friday, January 15, 2010

Big Sky Film Fest features Indigenous Films


Big Sky Documentary Film Festival features Indigenous Visions, films by Native American filmmakers
Photo: 'Weaving Worlds' by Navajo Bennie Klain

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival has announced the Official Selections for the seventh annual festival in Missoula, Montana, February 12-21, 2010. Culled from 1000 entries, the ten-day event, which will be held at the historic Wilma Theatre in downtown Missoula, features 130 short and length non-fiction films from over thirty countries.
Special features at this years event include Indigenous Visions: Film By Native American Filmmakers (Sponsored by The Academy Foundation, Humanities Montana, The Native American Studies Department of The University of Montana, ITVS & NAPT) a retrospective of films by prolific filmmaker Doug Pray (Art & Copy, Scratch, Hype!) a presentation of ephemeral documentary shorts by archivist Rick Prelinger, and live musical accompaniment to Dziga Vertovs Soviet propaganda classic Man With A Movie Camera (1929), performed by Alloy Orchestra. Along with parties, receptions, panel discussions, industry events and filmmaker visits to area high schools and university classrooms, the festival anticipates an audience of 10,000 for this years event.
Indigenous Visions: Film By Native American Filmmakers
Century of Genocide (Dir. Rosemary Gibbons)
Indian (Dir. Monica Lowe)
Miss Navajo (Dir. Billy Luther)
Reel Injun (Dir. Neil Diamond)
Trail Of Tears (Dir. Chris Eyre)
Trudell (Dir. Heather Rae)
Unreserved (Dir. Tracy Rector)
Weaving Worlds (Dir. Bennie Klain)
Wounded Knee (Dir. Stanley Nelson)
More Big Sky films at:
http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/

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