2019 LA SKINS FEST Schedule

Tuesday, November 19

  • OPENING NIGHT INDUSTRY MIXER November 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Amazon Studios 9336 Washington Blvd
    Culver City, CA 90232 United States
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    AMAZON PRIME VIDEO presents the 13th Annual LA SKINS FEST opening night industry mixer. Enjoy music, food and drinks at Amazon Studios in Culver City. The LA SKINS FEST will celebrate Native American filmmakers, directors, writers, actors and community leaders. During this event, we will also take the opportunity to thank our network, studio, tribal... Read more » See Details

Wednesday, November 20

  • 8th Annual Pitch Fest and Staged Reading November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Ignited Spaces 7080 Hollywood Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
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    We will conduct the 8th Annual Native Writers Pitch Fest during the LA SKINS FEST. The pitch fest allows Native American writers to pitch their scripts, projects and themselves to several network and studio development executives, managers, and agents. The pitch fest will consist of three components that enhance the participant’s writing career. The first... Read more » See Details

Thursday, November 21

  • Native American Actors Panel November 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm SWEET! Hollywood 6801 Hollywood Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
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    The LA Skins Fest hosts a free panel discussion with industry professionals and actors. The panel will focus on the auditioning process, breaking into the industry and gaining talent representation. Panelists include Tantoo Cardinal, Zahn McClarnon, and Sivan Alyra Rose. The Native American Actors Panel’s overall goal is to offer new opportunities for the Native... Read more » See Details

Friday, November 22

8p - 10p: Friday Night Screening

Saturday, November 23

9a -10a: Health In Indian Country

  • Screening Another Scar of Genocide: Diabetes Doc November 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    This project is a documentary designed to bring awareness to the epidemic of diabetes throughout Indian Country. Fashion designer Darlene Perkins of Red Lightning Couture uses her fashion shows as a vehicle to bring awareness to this serious Indigenou health crisis. Her new found Indigenous celebrity alliances join her to raise awareness. See Details

10a- 12pm: Natives in Animation Program

  • Screening Giant Bear November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    A timeless Inuit legend about a solitary man, a giant bear and their daunting foes: each other. Centered on a confrontation between the last monster bear and an Inuit hunter, Giant Bear is a chilling short that brings an ancient story out of the North. In Giant Bear, we follow a hunter in the depths... Read more » See Details
  • Screening Meowibu November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    Meowibu is a favorite local beach for surfers including a native American Chumash fisherman spirit. Surf’s up so two kittens called the tantum twins phone their friend, Hot Catter, to drive to Meowibu. Surfing is great, but then the Tantum Twins are ‘snaked’ by Drench. His favorite pass time is stealing waves from other surfers.... Read more » See Details
  • Screening Injunuity: The Source of the Wound November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    Using a unique blend of animation, music and real voices, The Source of the Wound explores the issue of historical trauma through the Native American boarding school experience. Featuring the voices of Helen Waukazoo (Navajo/Diné) and Ramona Beltran (Yaqui/Mexica). See Details
  • Screening Cherokee Chief John Ross November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    The animated short of Cherokee Chief John Ross’s life. See Details
  • Screening Eagle Feather November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    Eagle Feather is an animated, feature length, family friendly story about Elizabeth, a young American Indian girl, and her single father as they journey into the wilderness early one morning to search for her first ceremonial eagle feather. On their way home father and daughter find a wounded eagle and in an effort to rescue... Read more » See Details

12p - 1pm: Native Youth Films Program

1p - 2p: Road to Wellness Program

2p- 4pm: Native Shorts Narratives Program 1

4p - 6p : Native Short Doc Program

  • Screening River Woman November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    A short documentary on the healing power of art and Native traditions. Following Chris Stark, an Ojibwe artist and speaker in Minneapolis, the documentary explores her journey with her healing and how she uses her art to grow. See Details
  • Screening IIKAAKIIMAAT November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    IKAAKIIMAAT is a short documentary focusing on the life and work of Blackfoot and Dene artist, Lauren Crazybull. The film provides viewers with a personal story of resiliency in the face of colonial violence, as well as celebrates the brilliance of a young artist. See Details
  • Screening Yakonnhéhkwen November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    Two years ago, while I was mid-production of my film “Yakonnhéhkwen (It Sustains Her)” a student who I was teaching in Six Nations, ON committed suicide. Touched by this event, it informed the narrative of “Yakonnhéhkwen” placing a stronger focus on mental health and suicide. I wanted to create space to engage this discourse and... Read more » See Details
  • Screening Dear Georgina November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    A Passamaquoddy elder tries to sharpen the blurry outlines of her identity. See Details
  • Screening OshKiKiShiKaw: A New Day November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    12 year-old twins cut their hair for the very first time in a Cree coming-of-age ceremony. See Details
  • Screening Hidden Voices November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
    Andrew Lown sets out on a journey to connect with his Indigenous heritage through his grandmother’s unspoken past. See Details
  • Screening Cedar Tree of Life November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    Three Indigenous women hold knowledge of Cedar, passed down from their grandmothers and mothers. They commune with this sacred tree as they practice and share their culture and art in both traditional and contemporary contexts. Cedar is a life-giver. Cedar is a transformer. Cedar Tree of Life reveals how each woman uses the material/medicine of... Read more » See Details
  • Screening Protect Our Land November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    Native American voices and perspectives are often missing when discussing issues that impact Native land. To fight this invisibility of Native peoples, Paramount Network partnered with IllumiNative to share the story of the Fort Belknap Indian Community’s fight against the pipeline that threatens their land, water, and culture. The tribe, along with the Native American... Read more » See Details

6p - 8p : Natives in the Military

  • Screening Hae Hawaiʻi November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    After the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, loyalists to the crown protect what is left of their dissolving kingdom. They recruit a young thief to safeguard the unifying symbol of the people. See Details
  • Screening Red Snow November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    Dylan, a Gwich’in soldier from the Canadian Arctic, is caught in an ambush in Kandahar, Afghanistan. His capture and interrogation by a Taliban Commander releases a cache of memories connected to the love and death of his Inuit cousin, Asana, and binds him closer to a Pashtun family as they escape across treacherous landscapes and... Read more » See Details

8p: Native American Media Awards

Sunday, November 24

9a- 10a: Natives in Horror

10a - 12p: Movies From the Rez

  • Screening Hey Cuzzin November 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    Hey Cuzzin is a look at the lives of Indigenous cousins on and off the rez. The cultural connection we have with one another and how close we are. It’s a comedic look at how we interact and the antics cousins get into. See Details
  • Screening Mallard’s Road November 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    Rolly Lamoreaux, a young Lakota man living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota just can’t seem to find true love. Constance Talking Crow, an urban Lakota woman living in New York City and struggling with her identity returns to the reservation. Mary Flys at Night is a young widow trying to raise... Read more » See Details

12p - 2pm: Native Docs of Hope

  • Screening ahkâmêyimo nitânis (Keep Going, My Daughter) November 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    A young couple living on Poundmaker Reserve, Saskatchewan, write a love letter to their daughter about their dreams for the future while still healing from the traumas of colonialism. See Details
  • Screening The Third November 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    This is the Director’s Cut of The Third. A short version is available online, but this is not. Lindy Waters III is a basketball standout playing for Oklahoma State University. As a Cherokee and Kiowa ball player, Lindy takes pride in being a role model for young Native American players. See Details
  • Screening Decade of Dominance November 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    Decade of Dominance- The Warriors, a documentary chronicling the San Pasqual Valley High School Football team, the Warriors, and their quest for football dominance during 1970’s. San Pasqual Valley High School is located within the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation in Southern California and is the only high school from within a Native American reservation to... Read more » See Details

2p - 4pm: Stories From Indian Country

4p - 6p: Women Leads

  • Screening Woke November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    Woke tells the story of a racially mixed, outspoken actress in New York City who’s constantly being told “no” and so she offers herself a “yes”. It’s an exploration of race, culture, art, and self-expression rooted in authentic experiences See Details
  • Screening Bride +1 November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    A 39 year old Latino woman who has never been married and wants to have children, plans her wedding even though she has no groom- yet! See Details

6p- 8pm: Narratives From Native America

  • Screening Totems November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    A post-apocalyptic film about two Indigenous men existing in the aftermath of colonial America. When their spouses kick them out, making them homeless in 2019 Seattle. Just like in the old days. See Details
  • Screening The Last Beyond November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    An intimate western set during the Great Depression, THE LAST BEYOND is the love story and spiritual journey of Stratton and Gracie, whose lives meet as everything around them falls apart. Living in the wilds of Montana with newfound friends Joe Running Elk and his grandfather Flying Bear, they begin to become whole again. When... Read more » See Details

8p- 10p: Short Collections Program 2

10p - 11:30p: Native Shorts Program 3

  • Screening THE DIVISIBLE November 24 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    As a newly elected Commander-in-Chief steps into office, things quickly begin to spiral out of control. He wages a policy war against many of the rights & freedoms that have protected the marginalized citizens of the United States. His flippant decisions and social mockery negatively impact our foreign relations. All of this causes a bubbling... Read more » See Details
  • Screening Broken Records November 24 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm TCL Chinese Theater 6801 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, CA 90028 United States
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    When Archie wins big and decides to throw a big old rez party, Sophia, his daughter tries to escape the cycles of her reality through television, but too soon her fantasy and her reality collide. See Details
  • Screening Renegade November 24 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    Kai Denison, a City Native American, has had a troubled life and years of abuse and depression. He feels like as if everyone around him has a purpose except for him, until he begins having strange dreams about his hometown being destroyed by a mysterious figure carrying a virus. With the help of an old... Read more » See Details
  • Screening Eagle Girl November 24 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    A girl with the power to heal conducts a ceremony that attracts a shapeshifter See Details
  • Screening Visions Of A Kill Shot November 24 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    VISIONS OF A KILL SHOT is a coming of age story about a young handball player, Danny, who in his prime is tragically affected by an event from his childhood. Relentless fear of the unknown forces Danny to make a big decision in his life. Yet, with a strong yearning to do what is right,... Read more » See Details
  • Screening A Night Out November 24 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm TCL Chinese Theatre #6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, 90028
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    The story follows a slacker named Jared as he pressures his younger cousin Tommy to come with him to a Rez party. Jared sells it as a night out for the boys but really wants to run into his ex girlfriend, Nance. Life doesn’t stand still and the night doesn’t go as planned. It soon... Read more » See Details