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					                         Sapatq’ayn Cinema Schedule
                                  March 25-28, 2009
                           Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre
                            508 South Main, Moscow, Idaho

                      Shows at 7 pm each evening; Free Admission

• Wednesday, March 25:

Noon – 1:30 Idaho Commons Whitewater Room
Presentation by filmmaker Sonya Rosario and Amy Trice, former Chief, Kootenai Tribe.

7 pm, Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre
Ceremonial Welcome with Palouse Falls Drum and Horace Axtell, Nez Perce Elder and
2008 Medal of Arts Recipient

Idaho’s Forgotten War: A Lost Tale of Courage (Dir. Sonya Rosario, 2008, 75 mins.).
In 1974, Amy Trice,then Chief of the Kootenai Tribe, declared war on the government of
the United States as a way to save her people who had lost their lands, culture and
hunting rights. Trice’s story is told through Sonya Rosario’s new film. Discussion with
filmmaker Sonya Rosario and Amy Trice, former Chief, Kootenai Tribe, following the

• Thursday, March 26:
Maria Tallchief (Dir. Sandra Osawa (Makah), 2008, 57 mins.) documents the life and
artistry of America’s first prima ballerina Tallchief who danced with the Ballet Russe de
Monte Carlo and the New York City Ballet; AND a preview of PBS’s new American
Experience series WE SHALL REMAIN (30 mins.), which tells Native history from a
Native perspective, presented by American Experience series manager, Jim Dunford.

• Friday, March 27:
Frozen River (Dir. Courtney Hunt, 2008, 97 mins.) grand jury prize at the 2008
Sundance Film Festival and an Academy Award nominee for best actress and best
screenplay. The film takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border
crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the
lure of fast money from smuggling presents a daily challenge to single moms who would
otherwise be earning minimum wage. Two women - one white, one Mohawk, both single
mothers faced with desperate circumstances - are drawn into the world of border
smuggling across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River. Rated R for language.

Saturday’s schedule is on the next page.
• Saturday, March 28:
I Look at Indians, I Look at Myself (Dir. Jason Lujan, 2006, 4:02 mins.) follows an
urban Indian as he performs his daily routine and ponders what it means to be a Native
in an environment where Native culture is buried under the weight of high-density
living and global consumerism. AND

THE EXILES (Dir. Kent McKenzie, 1961, 72 mins.) Presented by Sherman Alexie and
Charles Burnett, THE EXILES is a recently restored and critically acclaimed 1961 film
about Indians from reservations who had relocated to Los Angeles. THE EXILES
chronicles one night in the lives of young Native American men and women living in the
Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles. Based entirely on interviews with the participants
and their friends, the film follows a group of exiles — transplants from Southwest
reservations — as they flirt, drink, party, fight, and dance.

Gritty, realistic and far ahead of its time (in a period when Hollywood films featured
noble savages), the script for THE EXILES was created exclusively from recorded
interviews with the participants and with their ongoing input during the shooting of the
film. Native American writers and activists have long considered the film as one of first
works of art to portray modern life honestly and as an important forerunner for the
cultural renaissance of American Indian fiction, poetry, filmmaking and theater starting
in the 1970s.

 Daarstad during filming of THE EXILES                  Erik Daarstad today

Erik Daarstad, cinematographer, will speak about his experiences during the filming of
the THE EXILES after the screening.