The platform will also include special “bundle” offerings of selected hard-to-find titles as well as collections from renowned filmmakers including international TV series such as “Deutschland 83” and “Bad Banks”; documentary series including Joseph Campbell’s “The Power of Myth”; auteur collections built around Jean-Luc Godard, Lina Wertmüller and Fritz Lang; and pioneers of cinema restorations of the early works of African American filmmakers and the first women filmmakers.
The site will be annually refreshed with over 50 new theatrical releases from Kino Lorber’s first run and repertory divisions and over 500 yearly additional titles as “festival direct” exclusives and indie art house digital premieres.
Red Nation Tribute Awards include Tantoo Cardinal for the Oyate Wayanka Po Win Lifetime Achievement Award; Sacheen Littlefeather for the Marlon Brando Award; and Ed Begley Jr. for the Edward Albert, Jr. Award.
Films in competition include “Juliana & The Medicine Fish,” directed by Jeremy Torrie about a father struggling to save his financially-strapped fishing lodge; “Once Upon a River,” directed by Haroula Rose about a 15 year old Native son who takes to the Stark River on an odyssey; and “Falls Around Her,” directed by Darlene Naponse about a legendary singer who returns to the vast wilderness of her reserve.
The festival will also include a screening of the 1989 movie “PowWow Highway,” directed by Jonathan Wacks about Cheyenne friends with different outlooks on a road trip. Gary Farmer and A Martinez star.
Ballet dancer Kirsten Bloom Allen has formed Arc Entertainment Company to merge ballet with cinema and rock music, Variety has learned exclusively.
Arc Entertainment Company will focus on making the art of dance a new platform by featuring unique appearances at rock concerts, as well as adding dance to new lifestyle brand films and music videos.
“Dance is the oldest form of communication known to man and when mixed with the intensity of rock or metal music, it becomes much more accessible to a wider audience,” Allen said.
In July, ARC released a music video to the hit song “Sound of Silence” by the independent metal band Disturbed. It is currently in pre-production for the video shoot of Disturbed’s hit single “A Reason to Fight” to further the song’s message of suicide prevention.