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Film, "American Indian Film Festival": Shorts, Pilots, and 'Star Wars' in Navajo

"American Indian Film Festival": Shorts, Pilots, and 'Star Wars' in Navajo

Showcasing the best in Native American cinema from the Bay Area and elsewhere, the 38th Annual American Indian Film Festival kicks off with an appropriate bang in the form of Loretta Todd's Skye & Chang, a 2012 television pilot for…
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NDN Cinema

Radio stations, broken hearts, bounty hunters, and tough grandmas all make appearances at the American Indian Film Festival, and that’s just in the movies. Offscreen, the fest offers workshops, talks, a big awards show, and more; our favorites include “Native…
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Calendar, Night&Day Older Than the Oscars?

Older Than the Oscars?

Last year about this time, the Fillmore was home to a benefit concert for the Longest Walk 2, the thirty-year anniversary of a cross-country demonstration to raise awareness of environmental issues. Kris Kristofferson played, Dennis Banks was there, and Peter…
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A Tree Grows in Tennessee

There are no tremulous, wasp-waisted heroines or wisecracking sidekicks in the family film The Education of Little Tree, and frankly, that's refreshing. Forrest Carter's Depression-era tale, filmed in some of North America's most stunningly beautiful wilderness, concerns a half-Cherokee orphan…
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