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 screening. • 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.