Lance Rhoades will offer a complimentary discussion on ‘American Indians in Cinema: Portrayals and Participation, Onscreen and Behind the Scene’, Sunday, February 10 at 1:00pm at the Harbor History Museum in the Clifford and Anna Pearson Resource Center. This conversation will prompt us to address the formidable role cinema has played in producing, perpetuating and challenging perceptions of American Indians, past and present. Lance Rhoades is a Seattle-based scholar who completed his graduate studies in Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies at the University of Washington, where he has taught several courses on American Indians in Cinema. He has also been a researcher and instructor in the University of Washington American Indian Studies Department and was a recipient of the UW’s Excellence in Teaching Award.
The Gig Harbor Film Festival will follow up the lecture with a special 4 p.m. screening at the Galaxy Theater, “Older Than America,” with filmmaker Georgina Lightning in attendance for a question and answer session following the screening.
Tickets for the film screening are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, military and students, and are on sale now at the Gig Harbor Film Festival office, next to the Galaxy Theatres in Uptown. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (253) 851-FILM (3456) or (253) 858-8775 for further information.