Friday, May 2nd at the Illinois State Museum – Chicago Gallery in the Thompson Center, 11:00am. at the ISM, we will start off with a BRAND NEW FNFVF Short Films Program and feature the return of “The Cherokee Word for Water” at 1:00pm. We also partner with Chicago Title VII American Indian Education, The St. Kateri Center and the Wilson Abbey for a special event screening of Larry Pourier’s “Urban Rez” produced by Lisa Olken which starts at 6:30pm with a reception, a 7:00pm screening and a special post-screening event.
The Spring 2014 FNFVF continues Monday, May 5th at Harris Hall at Northwestern University beginning at 6:00pm, Tuesday, May 6th at the Beverly Arts Center at 7:30pm and Thursday, May 8th at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, 7:00p also featuring “The Cherokee Word for Water” and a featured short film.
We will close the festival with a brand new venue, the Comfort Station, which is part of Logan Square International Films on Saturday, May 10th at 6:00pm with a repeat screening of the FNFVF Short Films Program and a new feature film.
All programs are free and open to the public. Festival screenings will include question and answer discussions facilitated by the festival director and organizers. Says Ernest Whiteman III, FNFVF Director, “It is always great to have brand new venues host screenings and attract new audiences to see these little-seen films. With the help of Northwestern, the Lutheran School and Comfort Station, more audiences will be treated to Native-made films from all over the country.”
Dedicated to providing a venue for the long-overlooked Native American voice in media since it began in 1990, the First Nations Film and Video Festival is the only festival that deals exclusively with Native American filmmakers of all skill levels. Keep an eye here to see times and film listings. FNFVF, Inc. is registered 501c3 organization. For more information visit www.fnfvf.org, or follow us on Twitter at FNFVF_Dir_EW3 or Facebook, FNFVF.Inc.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Ernest M. Whiteman III (Northern Arapaho)