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Film Screening
In the Land of the Head Hunters
Live Scored by Laura Ortman
March 8, 2019
6:30 pm
Adults $15; Seniors/Students $10; $8 for BGC Members
38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall

In the Land of the Head Hunters (dir. Edward S. Curtis, 1914, USA, 65 minutes) was the first feature film made in British Columbia and is the oldest extant feature made in Canada. It’s also the first feature made with an entirely indigenous North American cast. A portrait of the Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw (pronounced: KWOKwok-ya-wokw) people of northern Vancouver Island and the central coast, it was directed by Edward S. Curtis, the renowned American photographer of First Nations life. The film mixes documentary and dramatic elements, recording authentic traditions and rituals, including the potlatch ceremony. This screening will be live scored by musician and composer Laura Ortman.

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Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) is a Brooklyn based composer, musician and artist. She produces solo albums, live performances and film/art soundtracks and frequently collaborates with artists in film, music, art, dance, multimedia, activism and poetry, such as Tony Conrad, Jock Soto, Raven Chacon, Nanobah Becker, Okkyung Lee, Martin Bisi, Caroline Monnet, Michelle Latimer and Martha Colburn.

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