October 14 @ 7:00 pm
Indigenous Heritage Film Festival Feature Length Film
Reel Injun is a loving look at cinema through Indigenous eyes, those of director Neil Diamond. It traces the evolution of cinema’s depiction of Native people from the silent film era to today, with clips from hundreds of classic and recent Hollywood movies and candid interviews with celebrated Native and non-Native film celebrities, activists, film critics, and historians, including Robbie Robertson, the half-Jewish, half-Mohawk musician and soundtrack composer (Raging Bull, Casino, Gangs of New York); Cherokee actor Wes Studi (Last of the Mohicans, Geronimo), filmmakers Jim Jarmusch (Dead Man) and Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals); and acclaimed Native actors Graham Greene (Dances with Wolves, Thunderheart); and Adam Beach (Smoke Signals). Also included are Clint Eastwood (Flags of our Fathers) and Zacharias Kunuk, director of the Caméra d’Or-winning Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner.
Director Neil Diamond is an IHFF presenter on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7:00 PM.