The University of Montana American Indian Student Services will host the eight-week Insider/Outsider Film Series on Thursdays from March 14 to May 9 in The Payne Family Native American Center. The series will include feature films and documentaries about the past and present of Natives and Indian Country made by both Native and non-Native filmmakers.
The films will address the experience of the insider and outsider: what it means to be a cultural insider or outsider making a film for inside or outside audiences, and the ways in which the lines drawn between insiders and outsiders constantly are erased or redrawn.
All films are free and open to the public, with a B.Y.O.F. (bring your own frybread) policy. They will be shown from 5 to 7 p.m. in Payne Center Room 201.
The schedule of films is:
- March 14: “Real Injun”
- March 21: “The Business of Fancy Dancing”
- March 28: “Dead Man”
- April 11: “Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner”
- April 18: “Little Big Man”
- April 25: “Rez Dogs/Lost Birds”
- May 2: “Miss Navajo”
- May 9: “The Exiles”
Sterling HolyWhiteMountain will host the series. He grew up on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, has a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Iowa and currently is working toward a bachelor’s in Native American studies at UM.