Community Cinema: Reel Injun

On October 26th, 6pm, the Long Beach Public Library and MuiscUNTOLD screened the film “Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian” for community members at the Long Beach Main Library in downtown Long Beach, California. A crew from the local news magazine, Snapshot: Long Beach, was on hand to cover the story.

A panel discussion followed the film screening featuring:
Cindi Moar Alvtre, Tongva, PhD Candidate, UCLA Dept. Of Wold Arts
and Culture.
Larry Smith, Co-Host, KPFK Radio “American Indian Airwaves”
Claudia Jurmain, Director/Special Projects & Publications, Ranchos Los Alamitos
Craig Stone, Professor of American Indian Studies and Art, CSULB

Afterward, the members of the audience were eager to share their impressions of the film, memories of growing up Native, and thoughts of the current state of Native American identity both in Hollywood and right here in Long Beach.

Community Cinema, produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), is a free monthly screening series featuring films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens.

The 2010-2011 season starts Tuesday, October, 26, 2010; 6:00PM at Long Beach Main Library followed by lively panel discussion. The October film is Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian.

REEL INJUN is an exciting, insightful and entertaining feature length documentary about the evolution of the image of North American Native people (“The Indians”) in famous Hollywood movies, from the silent era to today.

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