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BZN Film Rodeo: Words From a Bear – Reception
October 15, 2019 @ 5:30pm
The BZN International Film Festival presents a special repeat screening of WORDS FROM A BEAR, the recipient of the BZN 2019 Ted Turner Award for Environmental Stewardship. This is the first stop on the BZN Film Rodeo, a regional tour of the BZN’s Award-Winning films.
5:30-7 PM | Reception at Old Main Gallery – complimentary lite bites and libations! (Open to all ticket-holders.)
7-9 PM | Film screening and discussion at the Rialto
WORDS FROM A BEAR examines the enigmatic life and mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Navarro Scott Momaday, one of Native America’s most celebrated authors of poetry and prose.
Journey into the mind and soul of Native America’s most celebrated author of poetry and prose, Pulitzer Prize author Navarro Scott Momaday. Words from a Bear visually captures the essence of Momaday’s writings and storytelling, relating each written line to his unique Kiowa/American experience representing ancestry, place and oral history. The story takes audiences on a spiritual journey through the expansive landscapes of the West, when Momaday’s Kiowa ancestors roamed the Great Plains with herds of buffalo, to the sand-painted valleys of Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, where his imagination ripened and he showed superior writing skills as a young mission student.