UBC AHVA Visual Art faculty member and visual artist Dana Claxton’s latest film “He Who Dreams” is set to screen on November 8th at SFU Woodwards Cinema (149 West Hastings). It will be screened with a selection of other films as part of the Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival 2013, with a book launch at 6pm and screenings beginning at 7pm (Claxton’s film beginning at roughly 8pm). Tickets at $10.
Here are the details:
Directed by Dana Claxton 2013 – Running time 51:00mins.
An adaption based on an original work by Neil Eustache
Starring: Cowboy Smithx, Sam Bob, and Samaya Jardey
Edited by Winston Xin, DOP: Steven Miko, Music by OSTWELEVE
Indigenous experimental film icon Dana Claxton takes us on a surreal journey into one man’s conflicted psyche in her absorbing new feature. With her use of symbolism and allegory she has created an experimental narrative of identity and the politics of being “Indian.” Rich in meaning and metaphor, her work addresses the trauma wrought by the imposition of Western values, customs, and systems upon the First Nations of North America and the resurgence of an Indigenous cultural presence.
(IMAGINATIVE PROGRAM – WINNER OF BEST EXPERIMENTAL 2013)
Screening at the VIMAF Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival 2013
$ 10 – SFU Woodwards Cinema 149 West Hastings
Screening at Friday, November 8th Screenings and Book Launch
6pm – Book Launch: Sovereign Screens – Aboriginal Media on the Canadian West Coast with Dr. Kristin L. Dowell University of Nebraska Press 2013.
7pm Screenings- Pilgrims 8mins by Marie Clements, Skye & Chang 44mins by Loretta Todd, He Who Dreams by Dana Claxton 52 min (begins around 8pm)