April 21 OPEN CINEMA Season Seven finale and fundraiser! ‘Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian’

This post published on March 24, 2010

7pm Wednesday April 21, 2010

Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian

Victoria Premiere!

Hollywood has made over 4000 films about Native people, defining how they are seen by the world for more than 100 years. Reel Injun takes an entertaining and informative look at the portrayal of North American First Nations through the history of cinema. Travelling through the heartland of North America, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond looks at the myth of the ‘Injun’, providing a context to further explore media representation and cultural identity.

With candid interviews with directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Jim Jarmusch and Robbie Robertson, clips from hundreds of films, such as Stagecoach, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner, Reel Injun traces the evolution of the cinematic depiction of Native people from the silent era to today.

For more information and trailer visit www.reelinjunthemovie.com


Filmmaker Neil Diamond (via skype)

Lina de Guevara, Founder & Director Puente Theatre

Janet Marie Rogers, Mohawk writer, artist, CFUV radio host

Ana de Lara, actor, comedian & filmmaker

David Black, Professor, Royal Roads School of Communication and Culture


Cash bar, organic pizza (www.PizzaPi.ca), Bubby Rose brownies, popcorn, free Level Ground coffee, door prizes, more!

Silent auction and other fundraising treats!

see below for list of silent auction donors


Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street (elevator access)



A luxury night for two at Sooke Harbour House

Hemp and Company – gift certificate and gift basket
Instinct Art & Gifts – Buddha candle holder
Victoria Symphony – tickets
Smoking Lily – gift
Spirit Development – massage
Mountain Equipment Coop – GC
Full Circle Gallery – framed print
Melanie Lichtinger – 2 hr astrology consultation
Kay’s Korner – framed artwork
Pic a Flic Video – 10 movie rentals
Global Village Store – gift
Silk Road Tea – GC and Tea Tasting GC
Habit Coffee – GC
Swan’s Hotel – GC
Good Planet – GC
Willowstream Spa – GC
Cafe Bliss – GC
Fairfield Chiropractic – Consultation
Cadboro Bay Pharmacy – “SAD” lamp
Munro’s Books – book
Rocky Mountain Soap Company – gift basket
Share Organics – GC
Moksha Yoga – one month unlimited
Posh Sukiyaki Restaurant – GC
Speedy Autobody – car tune up
Rick Raxlen – artwork
Monk Office – eco friendly note book and Parker pen
Discovery Sailing Adventures – 3hrs sailing experience
Janis Lacouvee – handmade chocolate truffles

and more…

Please support our vibrant community event!

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