Thursday, January 5, 2012
NIWOT NATIVE AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Located at Elysian Fields Auctions, 6924 79th Street, Niwot (Look for the signs!)
Festival is free – Donations accepted! Film Festival Director Ava Hamilton (Arapaho filmmaker) will introduce the film. Festival is hosted by Native American Producers Alliance & Ni-wot Prairie Productions Sponsors: Elysian Fields Auctions, Native American Rights Fund, and WHIZZBang Studios Contact info: Elizabeth Darling 303-931-3084 mailto:DarlingInNiwot@aol.com
On June 27, 1978, a 44-car Conrail freight train struck and killed two Crow Indian brothers near Little Falls, New York. The day before, the boys had disappeared. It was later revealed that the two boys — Bobby, 13, and Tyler, 11 — had run away from the white, Baptist family that had adopted them and their biological sisters seven years earlier, spiriting them from a troubled Montana reservation family to an idyllic Victorian castle across the country. Lost Sparrow is filmmaker Chris Billing’s investigation into the dark family secret that prompted his own adopted brothers’ fatal flight. Best Documentary Feature Award at the 34th annual American Indian Film Festival San Francisco, CA.