2018 LA SKINS SCHEDULE

Tuesday, November 13

  • Opening Night Reception November 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm Netflix 5808 Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles, 90028 United States
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    Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Film Program and Netflix presents the LA SKINS FEST opening night industry mixer. Enjoy music, food and drinks at the new Netflix’s Headquarters two-story open air patio overseeing the Los Angeles cityscape. The LA SKINS FEST will celebrate Native American filmmakers, directors, writers, actors and community leaders. During this event,... Read more » See Details

Wednesday, November 14

Thursday, November 15

Friday, November 16

  • 2018 NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WEEKEND November 16 - November 19 This program hosts Native American youth on an educational visit at a Los Angeles based studio or television network. This year, NBCUniversal hosted several teens from reservations located in Utah, Washington, Colorado and Los Angeles. The participants learn about internships, employment opportunities and career building. The purpose of the tour is to inspire the next... Read more » See Details
  • Screening Ralph Breaks the Internet November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 1313 Vine St
    Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
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    “Ralph Breaks the Internet” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the... Read more » See Details

Saturday, November 17

9:30-10:30am: Native Connection Film Program

10:30am-12:30pm: Native Perspective Film Program

12:30-2pm: Native Youth Film Cinema

2-4pm: Native Veterans Film Program

  • Screening Kommando 1944 November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
    July 1944, An Asian American soldier Corporal Soo is thrown into a Nazi work camp on a farm in Germany as his family back home in America are forced into an American Japanese concentration camp in Manzanar California. The allied soldiers think Soo is a Japanese soldier and segregate him. Soo must fight to let... Read more » See Details
  • Screening The People’s Protectors November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
    Four Native American Vietnam War veterans reflect on the agony of war and how their communities helped them carry their warrior legacy proudly. From the Marine Corps to the Navy to the US Army veterans Valerie Barber, Art Owen, Sandy White Hawk, Vince Beyl, and civilian eyapaha (announcer) Jerry Dearly recall their memories of one... Read more » See Details

4-6p: Short Documentary Screening Program

  • Screening Laundry Day November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
    A dream while you sleep can have a possible deeper meaning than you think at the time. JJ retells a dream her late grandmother had when she was young woman. See Details
  • Screening Generations November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
    A look into Contemporary Native life through the eyes of a mother and her children on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation of Northern Nevada See Details
  • Screening Clarence  November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
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    An intimate portrait of an indigenous man who has endured adoption, homelessness, addiction and felt the impact of inter-generational family trauma caused by residential schools in Canada. But Clarence refuses to be defined by his past. He calls himself a visionary, and his philosophy on life and reconciliation is beautiful. See Details
  • Screening Holy Angels November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
    On the outskirts of Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, stands Holy Angels Residential School, an ominous brick building, built in 1874. Using Holy Angels as a backdrop, filmmaker Jay Cardinal Villeneuve takes us on a healing journey that combines the stories of Elder Lena Wandering Spirit and the dance of Phoenix, a young girl who is the... Read more » See Details
  • Screening Harry Oosahwee, Speaking through Art November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
    Art and language are integral parts of culture, and Harry Oosahwee is a Cherokee artist who shares his perspective on the intersection of the two. See Details
  • Screening An Ember of the Fire November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
    An Ember of the Fire explores the struggles and successes of Native American students in higher education. See Details
  • Screening Our Tiospaye // Our Family November 17 @ 4:00 pm - December 21 @ 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
    South Dakota’s reservations are too often defined by deficit narratives. Poverty, unemployment, substance abuse… these themes obscure the profound relationships and rich cultural legacies that are the heart of life in Indian country. See Details
  • Screening Remediation November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
    In 1959 Bill Reid created a documentary about an expedition to ‘salvage’ historic totem poles from a deserted village on Haida Gwaii. In response to this film, Haida carver Luke Parnell explores the implications of the removal of these cultural objects through a journey with one of his own totems. See Details
  • Screening Sacred By Nature November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
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    The Blackfoot people attempt to revitalize a seemingly forgotten ceremony their ancestors once practiced. See Details

6-8p: Native Shorts Program 1

  • Screening The Night Wind November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
    A woman is visited by an entity that comes with the wind. See Details
  • Screening Believer November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
    After giving a bit of advice to his young son, a bodyguard under attack has to heed that advice in order to survive. See Details
  • Screening Star Line November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
    It’s a stormy night, a dingy apartment building, and Wanda is running. When an unlocked door at the end of the hallway offers potential refuge Wanda is not expecting to find two young girls waiting for her on the other side. In exchange for safety, they only ask her for one thing, a story. As... Read more » See Details
  • Screening Her Water Drum November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
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    In the wake of her daughter’s disappearance, Jolene, a single Mohawk mother, is forced to pick up the pieces of her life and navigate an increasingly strenuous relationship with her troubled son David. As secrets emerge, their relationship faces its toughest challenge yet as they confront the reality of their situation. This film deals with... Read more » See Details
  • Screening Cornhusk November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
    A Native American family moves back to the reservation and recovers a doll buried on church grounds. Soon after strange demonic things start happening as the family discovers that the doll is from the Residential School era exposing all the horrors that the voiceless Native children have experienced. See Details
  • Screening The Messiah November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
    A young runaway finds refuge with a 17 year-old self proclaimed Messiah in a South Auckland garage only to discover that true salvation is in his own hands. See Details
  • Screening OChiSkwaCho November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
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    Ochiskwacho is a sacred being, known to many Indigenous people as a spiritual messenger. Kokoom, an elderly (spiritually ailing) two-spirit woman has to decide whether to stay with her grandchildren or follow the Ochiskwacho. See Details
  • Screening Tales From The Rez November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
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    A widowed Indigenous man is offered a second chance to be reunited with his deceased wife but at the cost of his soul. See Details

8-8:30p: Pre Show MUSIC VIDEOS for Award Ceremony

Sunday, November 18

9-10:30am: Not Your Mascot Film Program

  • Screening More Than A Word November 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
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    More Than A Word analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than A Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. More Than A Word also examines the... Read more » See Details

10:30-11:30am: Healing of Tribal Communities Film Program

  • Screening Promising Practices In Timiskaming First Nation November 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
    Recognizing a need for change, this community started by examining their policies and methods. Facing challenges such as resistance, stigma and discrimination, they began designing innovative ways to create change, integrating cultural practices and ceremony into healthcare with a holistic approach. See Details

11:30am-1:30p: Short Film Program 2

1:30-4pm: Short Film Program 3

4-6p: Native Shorts Program 4

6-8p: Native American Activism

  • Screening Mni Wiconi: Water is Life November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
    A short film on the environment and how the fossil fuel industry is affecting climate change. It’s a black and white hand drawn film dedicated to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Dakota Territory. The main theme is about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The intention of the film is to create social awareness regarding contamination of... Read more » See Details
  • Screening Shash Jaa’: Bears Ears November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6925 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, 90028
    Shash Jaa’ (Bears Ears) is a giant stretch of land in southeastern Utah, about 1.35 million acres of rocky and rugged wilderness. This region is sacred land to local Native American tribes, and in 2015 five nations came together to form the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, an effort to protect their homeland from development and... Read more » See Details
  • Screening Warrior Women November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Through a circular indigenous style of storytelling, Warrior Women relates the lifelong struggle of a Lakota mother and daughter in the American Indian Movement’s fight for Native liberation from the 1970s to protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock, ND in 2016. The women of the American Indian Movement fight from a vulnerable place... Read more » See Details

8 -10pm: Closing Night Films