THURSDAY OPENING NIGHT

Location: Pechanga Resort & Casino - Pechanga Theater

February 20, 2020

$10.00

7:00 PM:          Opening Night Feature

California Premiere of Blood Memory

Director: Drew Nicholas | United States | 2019 | 107 Mins | Documentary Feature

 

Battles over blood quantum and ‘best interests’ resurface the untold history of America’s Indian Adoption Era - a time when nearly one-third of children were removed from tribal communities nationwide. As political scrutiny over Indian child welfare intensifies, an adoption survivor helps others find their way home through song and ceremony.

FRIDAY FAMILY FEATURE

Location: Pechanga Resort & Casino - Pechanga Theater

February 21, 2020

$10.00

5:00 PM:          Friday Night Family Feature presented by Jamul Casino

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

Director: Tasha Hubbard | Canada | 2019 | 98 Mins | Documentary Feature

 

On August 9, 2016, 22-year-old Colten Boushie from Red Pheasant First Nation was shot and killed after he and his friends, driving a car with a flat tire, stopped in an occupied farm-yard. Two days later, farmer Gerald Stanley was charged with second-degree murder. Part investigation, part soul-searching, We Will Stand Up is director Tasha Hubbard’s exploration of the legacy of oppression in her homelands.

FRIDAY FRIGHT FEATURE

Location: Pechanga Resort & Casino - Pechanga Theater

February 21, 2020

$10.00

7:30 PM:          Friday Night Fright Feature presented by Jamul Casino

California Premiere of Blood Quantum

Director: Jeff Barnaby | Canada | 2019 | 96 Mins | Dramatic Feature

 

The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi’gMaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague. Traylor, the local tribal law enforcement, armed with nothing but a gun, a hangover, and a six-pack, must protect his son’s pregnant girlfriend, apocalyptic refugees, and drunken reserve riff raff from the hordes of walking corpses infesting the streets of Red Crow.

This film contains violence and explicit language.  Viewer discretion is advised.

SATURDAY YOUTH TRACK

Location: Pechanga Resort & Casino - Pechanga Theater

February 22, 2020

$10.00

12:00 PM:      Youth Track Program: 

Along the Waters Edge, Crow: The Legend, Iniskim, Puktew Muin (Fire Bear), Tsi Teyoto:te Even in the Silence, The Third, The Mountain That Weeps

Workshops with Artist/Filmmaker Steven Paul Judd

Music Performance 

SATURDAY MATINEE

Location: Pechanga Resort & Casino - Pechanga Theater

February 22, 2020

FREE

4:00 PM:          Saturday Matinee

California Premiere of Sisters Rising

Directors: Willow O’Feral & Brad Heck | United States | 2020 | 58 Mins | Documentary

Sisters Rising is the story of six Native American women fighting to restore personal and tribal sovereignty in the face of ongoing sexual violence against Indigenous women in the United States. Sisters Rising is an urgent call to action, a gorgeous portrait of powerful women acting in solidarity, and a demand for tribal sovereignty and self-determination as the necessary step towards ending violence against Native women.

SATURDAY CLOSING NIGHT

Location: Pechanga Resort & Casino - Pechanga Theater

February 22, 2020

$10.00

7:00 PM:          Closing Night Feature

US Premiere of The Grizzlies

Director: Miranda de Pencier | Canada | 2018 | 104 Mins | Dramatic Feature

 

The Grizzlies is based on the inspiring true story of a group of Inuit students in a small Arctic town suffering from one of the highest teen suicide rates in the world. The classmates are initially resistant when the naive and culturally ignorant white teacher from the south introduces them to lacrosse—but gradually, as they begin to connect with each other as teammates, the students find inspiration to make profound shifts in their lives. The students ultimately discover that success doesn’t lie in the outcome of a lacrosse game, but instead in their awakened spirits and the awareness that even in the toughest of circumstances there is always the possibility of transformation and hope.

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