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12th Annual LA SKINS FEST

November 13 - November 18

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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 »

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Ongoing

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.

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9:00 am

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 »

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10:30 am

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.

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Fifty Shades of Red

November 18 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Fifty Shades of Red is a horror-love story with an Indigenous twist on the whole vampire and werewolf genre. It is a story about how love transforms, and the empowerment of an Indigenous woman embracing her sexuality and reclaiming her body. It is filled with love and humor that will make you want to howl... Read more »

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11:30 am

NÎSOWAK

November 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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New to shape shifting Mekwan must choose - Fight or Flight!

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Magic Madeleines

November 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

'Life is only interesting when the dust of reality is sprinkled with magic.'  (Marcel Proust) In this modern fairy tale, only an old lady and her secret recipe for magic madeleine cookies can save the city’s ravine and its ancient secret from the Big Bad Wolf condo builder and the grifting duo he sends to swindle... Read more »

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First Medicine; The long Man

November 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Cherokee waters and todays issues with pollution.

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Harvey Marcus

November 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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An angry owner dumps a plant-loving cement truck that breaks down then saved by a wise tree's light message.

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1:30 pm

People Watching

November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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An alexthymic cynic learns the power of seeing and believing through his Native American best friend and her missing sister.

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Soldier

November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Two young Lakota sisters, refugees of the Wounded Knee Massacre, fight to survive against a relentless enemy.

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Pookmis

November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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A ghost of who he once was, Freddie has become prey to spirits of ill intent. Constant drug abuse has transformed him. It's up to his younger sister, Robbie, to help guide him back to the life he once knew.

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Two Spirited

November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Nisuwok Cocahoq is a coming of age story that follows June, a non-binary teenager who is beginning to express and embrace their gender identity. Besides having to deal with their everyday battle of body dysphoria, June is also struggling to maintain a relationship with a father who has been ignoring their journey.

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Kindred Spirit

November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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As the wind rises, a Young Black Male wanders astray and meets two strangers.

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Telling People You’re Native American When You’re Not Native Is A Lot Like Telling A Bear You’re A Bear When You’re Not A Bear

November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

An animated informational video explaining that telling people you're Native American when you're not Native is a lot like telling a bear you're a bear when you're not a bear.

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Two Brothers

November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

In the midst of the Florida Seminole Wars in 1830, a pair of estranged brothers contemplate what lies ahead for their people as they stare out over their homeland for what could possibly be, their last time.

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Case Number ####

November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

After taking custody of her younger brother, Danni and Brandon struggle to adjust to the new life during a routine visit from CFS. During the visit, a tense Danni get's flustered as her younger brother continuously jokes around raising questions about Danni ability to be a parent.

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4:00 pm

2018 Native American Documentary Track Program

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

The documentary track program will be composed of an intensive panel discussion with Visionmaker Executive Director Shirley Sneve, First Nations Experience Executive Director Micah Wright and Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program Film Fund Manager Paola Mottura. The panel will be moderated by LA Skins Fest Executive Director Ian Skorodin. We will have a food and beverage reception... Read more »

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The Breach

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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A vessel crashes in a Midwestern rural area.

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Lycanphobic

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

When Sandy finds out her almost boyfriend is a werewolf, she questions his fidelity causing her to ask herself - is he having sex with dogs?

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Cowboy

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028
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Beau, a bitter lonely cowboy is set at ease after crossing paths with a promiscuous female vagabond.

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O.B. City Double Feature

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

Welcome to a night at the movies with O.B. City's double SHORT Feature. Playing on the big screen tonight is Off The Case & Sherlock Holmez and The Family Jewel.

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Red Road

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

A man struggles to live in two worlds peacefully.

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Shadow Dancer 

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

When a girl is overcome by a mysterious sickness, her mother calls on the assistance of a tribal healer to help save her daughter.

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The Guide

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

Danny, a young Mohawk (Native Canadian) man, risks losing everything by refusing to accept the limitations imposed on him by a dangerous health condition or listening the warnings of a spiritual visitor and the people he loves.

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Never Trust A Stiff

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

Vera is expecting to leave the country with her lover Mike. When Vera arrives at their meeting spot, she finds Mike dead and his ex-wife, Katherine, waiting for her.

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6:00 pm

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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8:00 pm

Mud (Hashtł’ishnii)

November 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

A women’s craving for a connection with her son, which is hindered by alcoholism.

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Angelique’s Isle

November 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Angelique's Isle is a story about love and survival. Abandoned on a deserted island with her voyageur husband, Charlie (Carrick), Angelique (Jones), an Anishinaabe woman, finds her faith tested as she fights starvation, the elements, and the treacherous Lake Superior.

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