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Winter Film Festival
Ticket Price: Included in regular museum admission of: $5 Adults; $ 4.50 Seniors; $3 Kids; IAIS Members Free
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Native American peoples have long been a topic in Hollywood filmmaking, but the picture presented of them was not always flattering or accurate.  Most westerns of Hollywood's Golden Age presented "Indians" as either ruthless savages with no sense of honor or fools who were lost without the help  of the white man. Adding insult to injury, they were usually played by white actors in make up.

In the 1960s movies began to show a more positive and realistic portrayal of American Indians and Native American actors were given a greater opportunity  to present their story in television and the movies. Director Neil Diamond (a member of Canada's Cree community) offers a look at the past, present and future  of Native People on the big screen in the documentary  Reel Injun.    Show time:  2 p.m.  Run time: 85 minutes.