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Event: 'REELTIME Films' Print
Community Event

Date: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 - 7:00 pm
Contact Info:
Email: filmvideoforum@yahoo.com

SHOOTING ARROWS AT HOLLYWOOD STEREOTYPES:
"REEL INJUN" DOC PLAYS AT REELTIME

Evanston’s long-running REELTIME film and discussion series opens its Fall season with the documentary REEL INJUN: ON THE TRAIL OF THE HOLLYWOOD INDIAN, which traces the evolution of cinema’s depiction of Native people from the silent film era to today.

This FREE event takes place on Wednesday, October 6 at 7 pm at the Evanston Public Library.

ABOUT THE FILM:
Loincloths, fringed pants, and feather headdresses?  Hollywood has created over 4,000 movies featuring Native Americans in often stereotypical roles.  In REEL INJUN, (2009, 54 min.), Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining look at how Hollywood's mythological "Injun" has influenced how America's Native people are perceived.  

REEL INJUN features candid interviews with directors, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Jim Jarmusch, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell and Russell Means.  Among its treasure trove of excerpts from classic and recent films are clips from Stagecoach, Little Big Man, The Outlaw Josey Wales, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Atanarjuat the Fast Runner.

A post-screening discussion will be facilitated by Jim DeNomie, Bad River Chippewa, and Kathleen McDonald, Executive Director, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian.

Co-presented with Evanston’s Mitchell Museum of the American Indian and ITVS Community Cinema, Independent Lens and WTTW