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Still from Sterlin Harjo’s Love and Fury (2020) courtesy the artist

Love and Fury

Imagining Indigenous Cinema: New Voices, New Visions

  • Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • Films
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Join us for an introduction by film series co-curator Anpa’o Locke (Húŋkpapȟa Lakota and Ahtna Dené) in person.

Sterlin Harjo brings audiences into his own arts community in this film through intimate conversation and critical observation of Indigenous creatives, such as Laura Ortman, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Black Belt Eagle Scout and Micah P. Hinson. Harjo uses communal storytelling to provide nuanced and authentic portraits of each artist. With humor as a vehicle to speak truth, colonialism is confronted head-on and with biting wit. Love and Fury is Harjo’s latest film, released the year prior to the 2021 premiere of his breakout television show, Reservation Dogs. (Sterlin Harjo, 2020, DCP, 93 minutes)

Preceded by two shorts:

My Soul Remainer

Included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, My Soul Remainer presents experimental violinist Laura Ortman performing while Jock Soto, former principal dancer for the New York City Ballet, acts as the enthralled observer. Ortman deconstructs Mendelssohn’s violin concerto in E minor, resulting in an ethereal composition that fills the vast on-screen landscapes. (Nanobah Becker 2017, DCP, 6 minutes)

Wampum / ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᎦᎫᏗ

An ongoing project where Elisa Harkins sings in a combination of Cherokee, English, and Muscogee (Creek) to electronic dance music, some of which is inspired by sheet music of Indigenous music notated during the 20th century. (Elisa Harkins, 2019, DCP, 6 minutes)