(Thunderheart courtesy photo Sony Pictures)

LOS ANGELES (March 3, 2020) – Never before in the history of Hollywood, the entertainment industry has there been a ‘Monthly Film Series‘ dedicated to Native Cinema – On the Silver Screen. Filmmakers have been making movies since the late 1800’s, the first theatre opened in 1896.

Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI) partnerships with Lumiere Cinema at the Music Hall presenting its Inaugural ‘Monthly Film Series’ Opening March 5th, 2020 with the feature film ‘THUNDERHEART’.  RNCI secured a 35 mm print from Sony Pictures, to screen this Thursday. The film has not been seen since 1992 on the silver screen. Thunderheart directed by Micheal Apted Winner of three Directors Guild Awards and from Academy Award winners and nominees Roger Deakins (1917); Jane Rosenthal (The Irishman); Robert DeNiro (Raging Bull); Graham Greene (Dances With Wolves); Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff) and starring Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward, Sheila Tousey, Ted Thin Elk, John Trudell, Buddy Red Bow.

“Los Angeles is the largest population of Urban American Indians. American Indian and Indigenous community is a growing force across Los Angeles and the global economy, tapping into this pool of talent is over due’ states Joanelle Romero, “Our new groundbreaking partnership with Lumiere Cinema at the Music Hall provides an ongoing platform for native stories. These unique and impactful narratives will have a universal effect across cultures. To experience Native storytelling on a continual basis on the silver screen, this is a huge untapped market for theatre goers and investors.”  

Also screening that night is the award-winning doc short AMERICAN HOLOCAUST: WHEN ITS ALL OVER I’LL STILL BE INDIAN (2000) Director/Producer: Joanelle Romero. To date only film that addresses the American Indian and Jewish Holocausts, only Native filmmaker to be short-listed for an Academy Award, only Native to be honored with an Armin T. Wegner Humanitarian Award for “the vision to see the truth and the courage to speak it”, one the first Native Women Filmmakers to become a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, over 5 million views on youtube.

Following the screenings will be ‘Ask An Indian The Conversation Series with panelist from the entertainment industry. 

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Joanelle Romero of RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival on this historic film series. It’s very important to us that we showcase films from a wide array of diverse cultures. So starting off with Native films is a unique and great opportunity for us.” states  Lauren Brown, founder of Lumiere Cinema, “after our launch this Thursday, first Wednesday of each month the RNCI ‘Monthly Film Series’ will screen films dedicated to native cinema, along with ‘The Conversation Series’ (panel) livestream brought to you by Red Nation Television Network. 

Red Nation Celebration Institute in partnership with Lumiere Cinema at the Music Hall presents its Inaugural ‘Monthly Film Series’
Distribution Partner Red Nation Television Network
Opening March 5th, 2020!
Hosted by Lumiere Cinema
9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
6:00pm – 7:00pm Red is Green Carpet Arrivals
7:00pm – 10:30pm Film Program & The Conversation Series (panel)

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