Indigenous People's Day Cinema - Oct 14, 2019
On Indigenous People's Day, we are excited to screen 2 films by North American Indigenous directors:
"Dislocation Blues" by Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk).
SYNOPSIS: An incomplete and imperfect portrait of reflections from Standing Rock. Cleo Keahna recounts his experiences entering, being at, and leaving the camp and the difficulties and the reluctance in looking back with a clear and critical eye. Terry Running Wild describes what his camp is like, and what he hopes it will become.
"Empty Metal" by Adam Khalil (Ojibway) and Bayley Sweitzer.
SYNOPSIS: EMPTY METAL is a war movie without a war, a nightmare you are ashamed to admit was actually a dream.
Three aimless millennials in a go-nowhere band are recruited as willing pawns by a shadow revolution; an insurrection led by an unlikely cabal of Buddhist sovereign citizens, telepathic Native militants, and Rastafarian computer hackers. The band's mission: to find and execute [names redacted].
Dosed with the nihilistic punk DNA of Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames and Fassbinder’s The Third Generation, EMPTY METAL tosses scraps of our everyday dystopia into its psychic soup, serving up a present that shades into science fiction, studded with details of the daylight world returning with the clarity of a nightmare.