Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 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.
Conscience Point | 7 p.m. EST
Available on demand until 7 p.m. EST, November 23, 2020
(USA, 2019, 74 min.)
Director: Treva Wurmfeld
Producers: Treva Wurmfeld, Julianna Brannum (Comanche), Alli Hunter Joseph (Shinnecock)
Conversation to follow with Treva Wurmfeld, Rebecca Hill-Genia, and Julianna Brannum, moderated by Cindy Benitez, National Museum of the American Indian.
Retrospective Showcase Shorts I | 9 p.m. EST
Available on demand until 9 p.m. EST, November 23, 2020
Combining a collection of short films from the showcase’s previous years, this shorts program explores the residential school experience, regaining one’s cultural identity, and loss of ancestral artifacts.
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.