N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear


TIFF Lightbox 2 Thu, May 2, 2019 6:00 PM
Scotiabank Theatre 3 Fri, May 3, 2019 6:00 PM
OC, Live captioned Q&A
Aga Khan Museum Sun, May 5, 2019 5:45 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Writers & Books
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jeffrey Palmer
Producer(s):Jeffrey Palmer
Youngsun Palmer
Executive Producer(s):Michael Kantor
Shirley Sneve
Sally Jo Fifer
Editor(s):Nancy Novack
Evan Anthony
Cinematography:Jeffrey Palmer
Youngsun Palmer
Daniel Montano
Charles Kennedy
Peshawn Bread
Aaron Hlavaty
Composer:Aska Matsumiya
Sound:Coll Anderson
Michael Phenix


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Known for his visionary literary works such as House Made of Dawn and The Way to Rainy Mountain, Pulitzer Prize winner N. Scott Momaday is celebrated as one of Native America's most important authors of poetry and prose. His works solidified his place as the founding member of the "Native American Renaissance" in art and literature, and his inspiration and influence has had a wide-reaching effect on a generation of Native American artists, scholars and political activists. Having its world premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival, this visually cinematic biography guides audiences on a spiritual journey over the expansive landscapes of the West through Momaday's words and writings, which are rooted in his Kiowa ancestry. Through historical photos, original animation and captivating interviews with Robert Redford, Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges, James Earl Jones and Joy Harjo, the film explores ancestry, place and oral history through the experiences of this storytelling master. Heather Haynes

Sunday, May 5 screening presented in partnership with The Aga Khan Museum.

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