NARF is proud to co-sponsor another year of Indigenous Film @ Su Teatro, a monthly indigenous film series. NARF co-sponsors the series with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission. The July 9th program will be a screening of short films celebrating Native lacrosse, skateboarding, and the Stronghold Society's Live Life movement. The films include:
The Game of Life: Heart and Spirit of the Onondaga. Made in consultation with Crooked Arrows co-producer and three-time All-American in lacrosse, Neal J. Powless (Onondaga Nation), the film explores the cultural and spiritual significance of lacrosse to the people of the Onondaga Nation. The documentary has been nominated for a New York Emmy. (Onondaga Nation, 2012, 14 min.).
VANS Pass The Bucket: Jeff Ament (episode 6). Jeff Ament, bassist and co-founder of Pearl Jam, has made it a mission to pay-it-back as an activist, philanthropist, and skate park builder. Growing up with humble beginnings in rural Montana, Jeff witnessed both the tranquility of rural life and the difficulties of growing up in extremely isolated areas. Luckily, Jeff found skateboarding and the self-confidence that it can inspire. Remembering his roots and the positive effects of skateboarding, Jeff is helping build epic skate parks in the rural West, including one on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Directed by Lukas Korver. Special thanks to all the Pine Ridge Park supporters: Jeff Ament & Montana Pool Service, Jim Murphy & Wounded Knee Skateboards, Walt Pourier & The Stronghold Society, Mark Hubbard & Grindline Skateparks, Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation, The Tony Hawk Foundation, Vans, Ben Harper, Chris Sacca, The Eagle Bull Family.
Please join us on Wednesday, July 9, at SU TEATRO, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Doors will open at 6:00 pm and the film will begin at 6:30 pm!