Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase is an annual celebration of the best in Native film. For this year’s 20th-anniversary showcase, the museum presents the full program online — streaming new films, fan favorite classics, and conversations with filmmakers. The showcase provides a unique forum for engagement with Native filmmakers and stories from Indigenous communities throughout the Western Hemisphere and the Arctic.
All films are available on demand; please check individual listings for dates and times of availability. Short-format films are grouped in programs and available concurrently at the listed time for each program.
Future Focused Shorts Program | 1 p.m. EST
Available on demand until 1 p.m. EST, November 26, 2020
This program of family-friendly short films is fun for kids of all ages
Rise Above Shorts Program | 3 p.m. EST
Available on demand until 3 p.m. EST, November 26, 2020
These shorts focus on rising above adversity and learning life’s lessons, often with a dose of Native humor.
One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk | 5 p.m. EST
Available on demand until 5 p.m. EST, November 26, 2020
(Canada, 2019, 112 min.)
Director: Zacharias Kunuk (Inuit)
Inuktitut and English with English subtitles
Trudell | 7 p.m. EST
Available on demand until 7 PM EST, November 26, 2020
(USA, 2004, 80 min.)
Director: Heather Rae
Conversation to follow with Heather Rae and Sage Trudell (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe), moderated by Justin Mugits, National Museum of the American Indian
Special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Additional support provided by the New York State Council on the Arts under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative, and by The Walt Disney Company.