Indigenous Cinema Series presents: One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk
The Roxy Theater, in partnership with Indigenous Film Festival and Missoula Urban Indian Heath Center and sponsored by Humanities Montana, is proud to present the Indigenous Cinema Series: a weekly series in November intended to highlight indigenous stories in honor of National Native American Heritage Month. The objective of the Indigenous Cinema Series is to acknowledge and honor the presence of our American Indian community within Missoula and Indigenous peoples across the world and to be witness to their resilience as a people as displayed through a contemporary medium of storytelling.
The final film of this series will be One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk.
The film dramatizes the true story of Noah Piugattuk (Apayata Kotierk), an Inuk hunter, who was one day fatefully approached by a Canadian government agent (Kim Bodnia) in 1961. The agent encouraged him to give up the traditional Inuit lifestyle and assimilate into a conventionally modern settlement.
1-2 short films will shown prior to each feature film, and a panel discussion will follow all screenings.
Throughout the month they will be hosting a program of short films from Art House Convergence and Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program alongside the feature film.
For more information on the short films and upcoming features or to purchase tickets visit The Roxy’s website at: http://www.theroxytheater.org/films/falls-around-her/