AFI Movie Club: An Exclusive Conversation With Director Chris Eyre on Native American Identity in the Movies – American Film Institute

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AFI Movie Club: An Exclusive Conversation With Director Chris Eyre on Native American Identity in the Movies

In honor of Native American Heritage Day, AFI Movie Club hosts an exclusive conversation on Native American identity in the movies with award-winning director and producer Chris Eyre and AFI Conservatory Fellows. Eyre – a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Nations – made his theatrical directing debut with SMOKE SIGNALS, which was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” SMOKE SIGNALS was AFI Movie Club movie of the day in September and was introduced by Wes Studi.

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Throughout National Native American Heritage Month, AFI Movie Club featured films curated and introduced by Eyre, including Sydney Freeland’s impressive feature debut DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST, Arthur Penn’s revisionist Western LITTLE BIG MAN and Sterlin Harjo’s redemptive road trip drama BARKING WATER.

AFI also presented two exclusive “Behind the Scene” featurettes with DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST actor Jeremiah Bitsui and BARKING WATER writer/director Sterlin Harjo.

 

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