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Tkaronto (Canada, 2007) & Sleepdancer (2005)

November 24, 2014 @ 7:30 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and Hollywood Foreign Press Association present “Through Indian Eyes: Native American Cinema.”


Tkaronto (Canada, 2007)
Directed by Shane Anthony Belcourt.
Loss haunts the city of Tkaronto–the Mohawk word for Toronto–where Métis writer Ray meets Anishnabe painter Jolene. Far from home and struggling to reconcile their Native identities with non-Native culture, Ray and Jolene negotiate a growing attraction as they’re drawn together, in this reflective exploration of urban Aboriginal identity.

The Breath Films. Producer: Duane Murray, Jordan O’Connor. Screenwriter: Shane Anthony Belcourt. Cinematographer: Shane Anthony Belcourt. Editor: Jordan O’Connor. Cast: Jonah Allison, Rae Ellen Bodie, Lorne Cardinal, Jeff Geddis, Sandy Jobin-Bevans.
HDcam, color, 105 min.



Sleepdancer (2005)
Directed by Rodrick Pocowatchit.
Derek Smith, a coroner’s examiner investigating the death of an indigenous man, finds the son of the deceased staring mutely out the window of the family home. The listless young man turns out to be a sleepwalker who dances at night in an open field. Obsessively investigating this enigma, Smith uncovers a deeper story, and a personal connection to the mysterious figure.

Harmy Films. Producer: Prodrick Pocowatchit. Screenwriter: Rodrick Pocowatchit. Cinematographer: Shawn Cunningham. Editor: Rodrick Pocowatchit. Cast: Mark Wells, Guy Ray Pocowatchit, Rodrick Pocowatchit, T.J. Williams, Deanie Eaton.
BetaSP, color, 92 min.


Preceded by:
Nikamowin / Song (Canada, 2007)
Directed by Kevin Lee Burton (Swampy Cree).
Digital video, color, 11 min.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!


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