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SAN FRANCISCO - The 36th annual American Indian Film Festival is underway in San Francisco.
Founded in 1975, American Indian Film Festival has established itself as the premiere Native film festival in North America. This year's selection continues to celebrate the Festival's tradition for excellence and diversity with powerful performances and new cinematic expression by cutting-edge media makers.
Prominent Sponsors of the 2011 American Indian Film Festival include; Ak-Chin Indian Community, Arizona; Tule River Tribe, California; Jackson Rancheria, California; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Washington; Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, California; Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation, California; CBS Television, NY; and San Francisco Grants for the Arts, California.
Public screenings and events for tonight, Wednesday, November 9 at the Landmark Embarcadero Center Cinema, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level; and conclude November 10-12 at the Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon Street at Bay Street.
Here is the schedule:
Wednesday, November 9 at 7pm Special Spotlight Presentation of Making the River (82min) dir. Sarah Del Seronde - story of Jimi Simmons quest for freedom after him and his brother were wrongly accused of killing a prison guard. Yellow Rock (90min) dir. Nick Vallelonga - A gritty full-length Western that embarks on a group of six cowboys who must fight the elements, their greed, and uncover a grisly truth.
Yellow Rock Film Trailor
Thursday, November 10 at 7 pm World Premiere - Shouting Secrets (88min) dir. Korinna Sehringer, The universal story about a Native American family coming back together under the chaotic event of a parent's sudden illness. Starring Chaske Spencer, Q'orianka Kilcher, Tyler Christopher, Tonantzin Carmelo, Tantoo Cardinal, Gil Birmingham, and Rodney A. Grant. Director Korinna Sehringer, producer Ueli J. Bollag, actress Tonantzin Carmelo, and actor Tyler Christopher in attendance. Search for the World's Best Indian Taco (10min) dir. Steven Paul Judd - A whimsical story of a Choctaw grandfather who regales his grandson with a magical story of flying cars, talking rabbits and a man named Three Shades of Black who's on a quest to find the world's best Indian taco.
Shouting Secrets Film Trailor
November 11, 10 am - 2 pm - American Indian Film Institute TRIBAL TOURING PROGRAM at Bay Theatre, Pier 39 FREE EVENT - Indian Youth screenings from Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, CA; Nisqually Indian Tribe, WA; Puyallup Tribe of Indians, WA; and Lummi Nation, WA.
"The film festival and awards show are the cornerstone of what we do - provide an opportunity and national venue for emerging and established filmmakers, entertainers and performing artists to convene, renew their artistic spirit and share their gifts." - Founder/ Director Michael Smith.
November 12 - American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show
The American Indian Film Institute's American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show, honoring filmmakers and showcasing contemporary Native American talent, will be held on Saturday November 12 at the Palace of Fine Arts beginning at 6:00 pm.
Award Show guest hosts include actors: Michelle Thrush, Evan Adams, Tonantzin Carmelo and Michael Spears. Fourteen awards will be presented including Best Film, Best Actor and Best Documentary.
The awards show will include an array of live entertainment by established and emerging Native artists and performers. The line-up includes: Blues singer/songwriter Derek Miller, Punk/Indie band Miracle Dolls, Hip Hop/ R&B duo The Battiest Brothers, comedian JR Redwater, and violinist Swil Kanim.
posted November 9, 2011 11:59 am est
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