Oct. 17--The Red Fork Native American Film Festival, hosted by Tulsa Community College, will showcase American Indian films and artworks Friday and Saturday.
Admission is free to the festival at TCC's West campus, 7505 W. 41st St., with feature films beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. The art market is open during those times as well, with demonstrations including those by a beading artist.
The festival, now in its 10th year, highlights works by American Indian actors, writers and directors, as well as films that focus on the indigenous experience. This milestone year is being marked with a film retrospective.
Among the films showing include: "American Indian Graffiti" at 1 p.m. Saturday; "The Dead Can't Dance" at 7 p.m. Friday; "Unrest" at 8:45 p.m. Friday; and the 2012 festival's Audience Choice Award winner, "Shouting Secrets," screening at 3:15 p.m. Saturday.
"These films are the best of the best from the last 10 years and we have mixed in some exciting new films for our festival audience," said Steven Woods, director of the festival.
"We really want to show our appreciation to those who have supported our festival as one of the longest -- if not the longest -- continuously running film festivals in Oklahoma."
The festival's feature-film premiere, playing at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, is "Every Emotion Costs." The movie is directed by Darlene Naponse, who was the first filmmaker to attend the Red Fork festival, and she will be a featured guest during the festival, along with Tvli Jacob, a screenwriter on "American Indian Graffiti" and "Shouting Secrets."
Meanwhile, the art market's featured artist this year is basket weaver Dana Sanders Talbert. She will perform demonstrations of her art, as will beading artist Michel Laudermilk, on Saturday afternoon.
The art market, featuring paintings and artworks by regional Native American artists on display and for sale, will be open throughout the festival beginning at 5 p.m. Friday.
The festival is free and open to the public, and more information is available by calling 918-595-8295 or on the festival's Facebook page.
Michael Smith 918-581-8479
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