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11th Annual LA SKINS FEST

November 14 - November 19
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

The LA SKINS FEST, a Native American Film Festival, will present its 11th annual film festival November 14th-19th, 2017 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA. The LA SKINS FEST annually showcases works by independent Native American filmmakers that provide insight into the beauty, complexity and diversity of Native American people. The festival offers... Read more »

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10:00 am

Saturday-Sunday Screenings —-TCL Chinese Theater

November 18 @ 10:00 am - November 19 @ 10:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theater VIP Lounge, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028 United States

Saturday November 18th and Sunday November 19th TCL Chinese Theater We will screen over sixty Native American films that include premieres of several new dramas, documentaries, animation and youth films at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The LA SKINS FEST annually showcases works by independent Native American filmmakers that provide insight into the beauty,... Read more »

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AH-HOS-TEEND – “Retired”

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Where do the spirits go when they are no longer remembered? And who shepherds them back home? “Retired” is a short film that employs the conceit of a world where gods still live among men to explore questions of individual belief and cultural identity.

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Red Hand

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

A man with the power to heal time-travels from the future to rescue a tech genius who is pivotal in saving the Native American race.

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12:00 pm

NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theater VIP Lounge, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028 United States

Saturday November 18th – NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP During the festival, we will offer a one day NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP.  The workshop is focused on filmmaking and instructs the youth participants in camera operation, directing, editing, and music composition. We will discuss drama techniques, proper auditioning, and the business of acting. Youth will be encourage... Read more »

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NiiSoTeWak

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

NiiSoTeWak translates to “walking the path together”, and Cree traditional teachings claim that although identical twins are born with two separate bodies, they share only one heart. Through the eyes of spirited ten-year-old Inninewak (Cree) twin boys, Tapwewin (Speaking Truth) and Pawaken (Totem) explore and question the essence of their Being in relation to the... Read more »

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From Up North

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

From Up North is a personal, poetic short documentary directed by Trudy Stewart based on her experience working for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Featured storyteller Noel Starblanket shares his experiences of attending the Lebret Indian Residential School. While listening to Noel's stories, Trudy reflects on her time listening to survivors' stories and her connection... Read more »

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Wica Agli: To Return a Man

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

On the Rosebud Reservation, perpetrators of violent crimes against women face the consequences of their actions through culturally-specific Native curriculum, exploring what it means to be a man and to “return a man”.

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The Mayors of Shiprock

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In the small town of Shiprock, New Mexico a group of young Navajo leaders work to bring hope and change into their once thriving community.

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2:00 pm

TRENCH

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Upon returning home from World War I, Blackfoot veteran Michael Mountain Horse created a story robe with pictographs depicting his experience at Vimy Ridge. 100 years later, Blackfoot performance artist Adrian Stimson sets out to dig a trench in the shape of those legendary symbols.

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The Stay

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A brother goes mysteriously missing at hotel after an argument with his sister over a recent loss of their mother. His sister searches for him and discovers something very dark about the hotel.

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Forgotten

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Levi lives a simple life until escalating visions too strong to ignore lead him to reconnect to his indigenous heritage.

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Muñecas

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Teenagers Pablo and Ray are best friends, despite living on opposite sides of the US/Mexican border. Both were born into a life of drug smuggling and are now the two sides of weekly transactions. Inevitably, a deal goes wrong and Pablo must face the horrors of the melting pot culture that rejects who he is.

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Her Eyes

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Captured by trust, imprisoned by betrayal, but freed by hope. Reyes, a young Cree woman, embarks on a new journey that gets interrupted when she's forced into a dark underworld by a charming, young photographer

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The Strength of Siblings

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

When Shot-Z becomes locked in a self destructive cycle of substance abuse , his siblings must work together to get their brother back on a better path. They learn that forgiveness is freedom.

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4:00 pm

River Of Silence

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

After the mysterious murder of her daughter, Helen Wolf sets out to find answers, instead the killer finds her.

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Missing Indigenous

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Set in a rural reservation town, Missing Indigenous begins as two detectives, played by Solomon Trimble (Sam Uley of Twilight), and Isaac Trimble (Producer) investigate the homicide of a young woman marked with a killer’s deadly signature. With the assistance of entomologist Brett Rivers, played by actor David Velarde, the detectives soon realize Brett may... Read more »

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6:00 pm

The Spider

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Chuck has a crush on the flower shop girl next door. Using a superhero card that his co-worker Kelly drew, Chuck tries to strike up a conversation.

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O for a Thousand Tongues

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

A 19th-century spiritual thriller that is also a deconstruction and condemnation of colonial violence. A story through a young missionary's troubled relationship with a Haida family.

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Captivity Narrative

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

A young writer chases down his doppelganger on the downtown streets of Albuquerque.

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Mino Bimaadiziwin

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A contemporary Native American love story about decolonization.

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Gas Can

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Gas Can is a narrative short film (15min) about the cycles of privilege and racism on the prairies. The film follows the story of Anthem, a Cree man moving to the city with his family. Along the way, they run out of gas and Anthem asks an old friend -- the Farmer -- for help.... Read more »

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Horizon

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

When a young Native American man collides paths with an immigrant woman on the outskirts of an isolated reservation, all hope seems lost when he assumes she's dead, but upon awakening, a story of compassion and heartbreak unfolds

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Unintentional Mother

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

In this stirring drama a young nanny, Anna, and the six-year-old she cares for, Lucas, form a deep and loving bond as they experience similar abuse. When the cruelty in their lives escalates, Anna makes a hasty and difficult decision that will change things forever.

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Hickey Gone Wrong

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

OH NO! Grant has his first official Fort Smith, NWT, Hickey and he doesn't want his parents to find out. Join us as we follow him through this passage of warriorhood as the town pitches in to offer in sage advice in the ways of 'the passion bruise.' Based on Richard Van Camp's story, 'Hickey... Read more »

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Jackrabbit

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Jackrabbit is a short film drama about an indigenous boy who questions who he is growing up isolated from any sense of community. Through his instinctive running and a deepening relationship with his uncle, the boy begins to discover his cultural identity through his lineage.

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8:30 pm

MY SOUL REMAINED

November 18 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cinematic Pictures Group, 6801 Hollywood Blvd Ste 200A
Hollywood, CA 90028 United States

The music video for Laura Ortman’s passionate ‘My Soul Remainer’ roars from the mountain tops with impressionistic imagery inspired by the elements.

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Ghost Town

November 18 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cinematic Pictures Group, 6801 Hollywood Blvd Ste 200A
Hollywood, CA 90028 United States

The first single off his debut album "Hard Road out of Hell", which was nominated for Best Instrumental CD at the 2015 Indigenous Music Awards.

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4 Push Ups

November 18 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cinematic Pictures Group, 6801 Hollywood Blvd Ste 200A
Hollywood, CA 90028 United States

4 Push Ups follows MzShellz as she prepares for, arrives at and dances at a Pow Wow. It showcases her partner in hip hop & life, Chief Rock with their family, as well as Pow Wow dancers off all ages from the unceded land of the Coast Salish peoples.

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8:31 pm

Native American Award Ceremony

November 18 @ 8:31 pm - 11:30 pm
Cinematic Pictures Group, 6801 Hollywood Blvd Ste 200A
Hollywood, CA 90028 United States

Saturday — November 18, 2017 at Cinematic Picture Group in Hollywood, CA. The Native American Award Ceremony Celebrate with Filmmakers from across Indian country as we honor the great achievements in Native American cinema! On Saturday November 18th, 8:30pm, the 11th Annual LA SKINS FEST will award filmmakers whose original works are distinguished amongst their peers.... Read more »

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