Chris Eyre – Native American Filmmaking Is Better Than Ever

Chris Eyre burst into the film world with the feature Smoke Signals, his 1998 adaptation of Sherman Alexie’s short story “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona,” a selection from Alexie’s book Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. The indie film was a hit, in addition to winning the Filmmakers Trophy at […]

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Native American Heritage: Joanelle Romero Drives the Red Nation Film Festival

If you haven’t heard of the Red Nation Film Festival, the annual two-week long Los Angeles-based celebration of American Indian and Indigenous cinema, it’s not for the lack of effort, passion or spirit stemming from its founder, director, publicist and one-woman cheerleading squad, Joanelle Romero. She provided a selection of films to XFINITY On Demand […]

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LA Skins Founder Ian Skorodin Explains the Native American Film Festival, A Labor of Passion and Pragmatism

At the moment, Ian Skorodin is busy. It’s a beautiful weekday morning in Los Angeles, but the founder and director of the L.A. Skins Fest, a Native American Film Festival, is in his cluttered Hollywood office, mired in the unglamorous work of sending digital files of feature movies and short films to XFINITY where they […]

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