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Cinema From the Middle of Nowhere 

Wednesday, Nov 3 2010
Director and screenwriter Blackhorse Lowe shot Shimásání in New Mexico, in "a place where you could look around in full 360 and see nothing but landscape – no power lines, no soot, no nothing." The story is inspired by Lowe's grandmother, set in the 1920s, and all dialog is in Navajo (with English subtitles.) Should the young woman stay in the country with her people, or forge out to learn new ways? It's an old story, a heartgrabber, and from the looks of it, Shimásání is a fabulous, widescreen version, all rocks and clouds and women searching for meaning between them.
Wed., Nov. 10, 7 p.m., 2010

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