We’re proud to support ITVS’s national Community Cinema screenings of the acclaimed documentary Reel Injun, coming to over 75 cities across the U.S. in October 2010.
About Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian by Neil Diamond:
Kemosabe? Loincloths, fringed pants, and feather headdresses? Heap big stereotypes. REEL INJUN is an entertaining trip through the evolution of North American Native people (“The Indians”) as portrayed in famous Hollywood movies, from the silent era to today. Jim Jarmusch, Clint Eastwood, Graham Greene, John Trudell and others provide insights into the often demeaning and occasionally hilariously absurd stereotypes perpetuated on the big screen through Hollywood’s history.
About Community Cinema
Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Presented by ITVS in partnership with leading community organizations and public television stations across the country, Community Cinema brings community members together to learn, discuss and get involved in a range of timely and compelling issues.
To find a Community Cinema event near you and to learn more about the film and the issues, visit http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/reel-injun/getinvolved.html. Reel Injun will have its broadcast premiere in November 2010 (check local listings) on the PBS series Independent Lens.
Watch the official HD trailer