Saturday, 17 October 2009

ImagineNative Film & Media Arts Festival: Laughing Out Loud!

Canadian Keesic Douglas' short film F.A.S examines the "jean-etics" of demim while Australian Richard Frankland's feature Stone Bros takes us on a cannabis-filled road trip in search of culture and identity.

Director, Adam Garnet-Jones (Wave a Red Flag, Go Get Dad) and friend Scott outside the Al Green Theatre. Adam was a guest on TmTm along with Michael Corbiere (Sit By My Fire); Bon vivant, Christopher Pinheiro. Pin and I laughed often and loudly at the double bill of F.A.S. and Stone Bros.

Bear Witness dj and filmmaker and I had a quick chat in the lobby of the Miles Nadal JCC (location of Al Green Theatre). I had seen his short film Eyes in the experimental shorts program on Thursday.

Bear Witness and Sami journalist, Suvi West; Suvi West and I chatted about the Sami film festival. I also found out that she used to do radio and misses broadcasting.

Eileen Arandiga (ImagineNative) with directors, Keesic Douglas (F.A.S) and Richard Frankland (Stone Bros).

F.A.S. and Stone Bros. Q & A. This billing was a great pairing of very funny films that play with Native stereotypes. F.A.S is a term that is often used in reference with Native communities, while the "stone" in Stone Bros. refers to more than just the 187 joints in the film. Forgive the teenage text speak, but I LMAO at both these films:-)

ImagineNative ends tonight. Catch Adam Garnet-
Jones short Wave the Red Flag and Sterling Harjo's feature Barking Water at the Royal Cinema (608 College Street). Screening starts at 7PM, but I would get there early.
Tickets: 416-967-1528 or buy on line.

Photo Credit: all photos by donna g, except stills from F.A.S., Stone Bros and Barking Water.

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