Indigenous Film

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is pleased to partner with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present Indigenous Film, a monthly indigenous film series.

Films will be screened at the Museum’s Phipps Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m., films begin at 6:30 p.m. Please use the IMAX Evening entrance on the east side of the Museum. Admission is free. 

Wednesday, September 13

6:30 p.m.

We’re Still Here: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited

We’re Still Here: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited, based on director Antonino D’Ambrosio’s critically acclaimed book A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears, tells the story of Cash’s little-known concept album and his unique collaboration with folk artist Peter LaFarge. The album was released in 1964 – four years before the American Indian Movement took over Alcatraz – when the nation was undergoing major social upheaval and civil rights protests. Cash faced censorship and angry backlash from radio stations, DJs, and fans for speaking out on behalf of American Indians in his album Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian. This powerful documentary, which chronicles 50th anniversary rerecording and rerelease of the album, includes rare archival footage of Peter LaFarge, commentary from contemporary indigenous musicians, insights from Cash’s daughter, and interviews with the musicians who recorded the 2014 version of the album. (Gigantic Pictures, 2015, 59 min.).

Audience discussion and Q&A will follow the film screening.

2017 Schedule– Film titles to be announced
October 8 (Screening will take place in Ricketson Auditorium)
November 8
No screening in December

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