Showing at the Varsity
Thu 9:40 PM , Sat 9:40 PM , Mon 3:40 PM Plays with: Santiago
Cast includes: Indigo Girls, Kris Kristopherson, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Redford and Sam Shepard. A veteran of Vietnam, John Trudell was chairman of the American Indian Movement (AIM) from 1973 until 1979. His tenure included the Alcatraz occupation where he was the official spokesman, appearing on national news regularly. Nixon&
s FBI observed that he was &
extremely eloquent and therefore extremely dangerous.&
In 1979, Trudell led a march to the FBI building, where he burned an American flag. Less than 24 hours later, his home on the Shoshone Paiute reservation mysteriously caught fire. His pregnant wife, her three children and his mother-in-law were all killed in the blaze. The devastated Trudell withdrew from public life and began writing. With the help of Jackson Browne, he recorded the album AKA Graffiti Man. Bob Dylan called it &
the best album of 1986.&
Since then, with the signature sound of slide guitar, wailing countertenor of tribal vocals and his gravelly drone, John Trudell has delivered his message of active personal responsibility to the earth, all of its inhabitants and our descendants.
Short 6 minutes
Thu 9:40 PM , Sat 9:40 PM , Mon 3:40 PM Plays with: Trudell
The violence of a regime cannot kill a man and his ideals. Set in Argentina in 1978 during the military regime, Santiago Marchi, a university professor, is kidnapped and imprisoned for opposing the regime. He resists the violence of his captors by drawing images to maintain his sense of dignity and freedom. The drawings become his legacy for future generations. [subtitles, violence]
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