LOS ANGELES Premiere
1:24 m / Doc Feature / U.S.A.
Monday, November 11, 2019
Laemmle Music Hall | 8:00pm to 10:00pm | On the Red is Green Carpet (arrivals 7:00pm)
Journey into the mind and soul of Native America’s most celebrated author of poetry and prose, Pulitzer Prize winning 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.
Director: Jeffrey Palmer
Cast: Navarro Scott Momaday, Robert Redford, Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges, James Earle Jones, Joy Harjo
Producer: Jeffrey Palmer
Includes a post screening Q&A with the director (s)
“N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear’: Film Review | Sundance 2019” Hollywood Reporter https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/n-scott-momaday-words-a-bear-film-review-sundance-2019-1180556?fbclid=IwAR0xjQlLPtZfjN6zdhn4r-9FuQQbeyQWZUiFaTt0RFVl4RAxIflM0tTg-X4
Jeffrey Palmer-Director/Producer: Jeffrey Palmer is an Indigenous (Kiowa) filmmaker and media artist. As a Dean’s Fellow at the University of Iowa, he received his M.F.A. in Film and Video Production in 2012, with an emphasis in documentary film and video installation. He also received his M.A. in Native American Studies, focusing on Native American exploitation in early cinema and his B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma. He was a Visiting Professor at Cornell University, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication at the University of Central Oklahoma, and he is currently an Assistant Professor of Transmedia at Syracuse University. His short films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, The Berlinale, Berlin Independent Film Festival, PBS Online Film Festival, Winnipeg Indigenous Film Festival, Maoriland Film Festival, SWAIA Class X Film Festival, Film 2 Farm Aid Film Festival Borneo International Film Festival, INDIANER INUIT: DAS NORDAMERIKA FILM FESTIVAL, deadCENTER Film Festival, imagineNATIVE, ICDOCS, Festival International du Film Ethnographique du Québec (FIFEQ) Annual International Festival of Ethnographic Film. His work has also been featured in Indian Country Today, Native American Times, Art Focus and Dreamcatcher Magazine. He received awards and recognition from the Sundance Institute Creative Producers Award, Sundance Institute Native Program Lab fellowship and Firelight Media Documentary Lab Fellow. He has received funding from ITVS, The Ford Foundation Just Films, PBS American Masters, and Vision Maker Media. He just completed his directorial feature debut, “N. Scott Momaday: Words From A Bear”