Monday Movie: "Apache Chronicle"

Published kenziecooke - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:00pm

Young, gifted, native and female...

A film about the life and art and the art of life of five bold women, skateboard and artists connected to Apache Skateboards.

When documentary filmmaker Nanna Dalunde contacted Douglas Miles (San Carlos Apache/Akimel O’odham) of Apache Skateboards, he was skeptical. Dalunde wanted to make a film about the female skateboarders associated with Miles's skate crew -- to investigate why they skate and why they create. The problem? Dalunde is from Sweden. Like many Natives who've seen skewed visions of their people on screen, Miles was wary of yet another non-Native filmmaker (even a well-intentioned one) who might depict American Indians from an outsider’s perspective. He wanted to ensure that the skaters would retain rights to how they were represented, and that they would hold partial rights to the documentary as well.

The solution was both unconventional and simple: Miles stepped up to assist and facilitate the project as a co-director.

The result is Apache Chronicle, a 41-minute look at the lives and artwork of five young Native American female artists and skateboarders. It's a remarkable perspective that we rarely see in documentary film: the young Native female perspective.

Culture, one of them explains, is "something you do." It is a practice that must be exercised every day. But this ability -- in fact, ease -- of expression did not come easily. We see the processes of how they gained voice, how they began to realize the power in being a woman, in being an artist, in being Native American, and in being positive. Indeed, positivity reigns supreme for this group, and they promote a PMA: positive mental attitude.

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:00pm
Free, donations appreciated

CMC 21st Anniversary Homecoming

Published kenziecooke - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:28pm

Come celebrate the CMC's homecoming! It's our 21st year functioning as the Civic Media Center and our fifth year in the new Main Street location.  If you haven't been in yet, come check us out for our open house and potluck starting at 5pm!  Bring a dish or drink to share and meet up with new and past volunteers, coordinators, board and community members.  Hope to see you there!

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 5:00pm
Free, donations appreciated

Folk Show with Wax Wings, Flossie and the Fox & More

Published kenziecooke - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:51pm

Come out for a Fall evening outdoor show featuring some poignant folk music from:

Wax Wings-Local confessional folk mini-orchestra,
Zo Bernardeau-songwriting that will make a queer tear,
Flossie and the Fox-Not to be missed unique vocal-guitar interaction and lyricism from Pensacola,
Renee is a Zombie-minimalist anti-folk from Pensacola,

A night of powerful women singers and poets, this is going to be one of those special shows that you are so glad you went to!

All Ages, bring friends, bring your own beverage, bring 3-5$ for the touring bands.

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:00pm
The Courtyard
$3-5 suggested donation

Studio = Narrations

Published kenziecooke - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 5:01pm

Everyone has a story. Come experience the power of personal narrative and make meaningful connections with members of Gainesville’s creative community.

This is an open-mic style event. Be there early to claim your spot in the lineup. Everyone is encouraged to participate. You don’t have to be an experienced storyteller; you just need to have something to say!

Our special guest is storyteller and Gainesville legend Vivian Filer. This skillful artist is a retired educator from the nursing department of Santa Fe College. She writes a weekly health column for the Gainesville Guardian, and she performs with her siblings, the well-known "Washington Sisters" who are known for their a capella singing. Vivian Filer is very instrumental in the resurrection of the Cotton Club located in SE Gainesville and continues to create fundraising activities for the completion of this project. Most importantly, her special talent is storytelling. In her performances, she shares many personal experiences as well as incorporates African folklore, stories, and poems.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:00am
Free, donations appreciated

"The Canary Effect"

Published kenziecooke - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:26pm

From multi-award winning directors Robin Davey and
Yellow Thunder Woman, comes this 'Illuminating Documentary' (Time Out).
Delving deeply into the often misunderstood and frequently over looked
historic realities of the American Indian, The Canary Effect follows
the terrifying and horrific abuses instilled upon the Indigenous people of
North America, and details the genocidal practices of the US government
and its continuing affects on present day Indian country.

Featuring interviews with the leading scholars and experts on Indian issues
including controversial author Ward Churchill, the film brings together the
past and present in a way never before captured so eloquently and boldly on film.

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 7:00pm
Free, donations appreciated
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