Film Screening: Powwow Highway

Thursday Aug 29, 2019

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
US

Phone: 843-7270
Website: Click to Visit

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The 1989 film Powwow Highway, a classic of Native American cinema, is based on the novel by David Seals and was shot here in New Mexico by director Jonathan Wacks (a former department chair for the film program at the late, great College of Santa Fe). It follows the journey of two Cheyenne Indian friends with very different outlooks on life: Philbert Bono (Gary Farmer), a spiritual seeker trying to find answers to life’s questions, and Buddy Red Bow (A Martinez), a realist who sees the world in black-and-white terms. When Buddy’s sister is jailed in Santa Fe, the mismatched pals hit the highway in a dilapidated 1964 Buick to bail her out. This Thursday, Aug. 29, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (in partnership with the 24th Annual Red Nation International Film Festival) is hosting a special 30th anniversary screening for the film. It starts at 7pm with a meet-and-greet with the film’s star, local actor Gary Farmer. At 8pm there will be a drum contest. The film itself starts at 8:30pm in IPCC’s courtyard. Bring your own blankets and chairs. A $5 suggested donation gets you in the door. The IPCC is located at 2401 12th Street NW. For more info go to indianpueblo.org.

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