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To celebrate Indigenous filmmakers, The Myrna Loy is teaming with the Indian Education Office and the Montana Historical Society to present four short films from the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, served up with desserts, to welcome the Montana History Conference.
Lily Gladstone: Far Out There – Filmmaker Brooke Pepion Swaney profiles independent film actress Lily Gladstone as she prepares for the release of “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Drawing from her childhood on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana and her peripatetic life as a professional actor, Gladstone learns to stand on her own two feet in order to make her voice heard. (13 minutes)
Joe Buffalo – Joe Buffalo is an Indigenous skateboarding legend. He’s also a survivor of Canada’s notorious Indian Residential School system. Following a traumatic childhood and decades of addiction, Joe must face his inner demons to realize his dream of turning pro. (15 minutes)
The Trails Before Us – This short documentary follows 17-year-old Nigel James, a Diné mountain biker, as he hosts the first Enduro race in the Navajo Nation. Through revitalizing livestock and wildlife trails on his grandparents’ land, Nigel and a new generation of riders honor the connection to their land, community, and culture. (13 minutes)
Connection – A lifelong angler, Autumn Harry (Paiute Nation) had never fished beyond the waters of her reservation — until she picked up a fly rod. On a trip to Washington to cast for steelhead, she unpacks what it means to overcome her own image of who is a fly fisher and uses the sport to fight for conservation.