Invites you to attend the Los Angeles 

30th Anniversary Premiere of


The Contemporary Feature Film that Changed the Native Narrative Forever 

in Partnership with Janus Films and Handmade Films 

To benefit Red Nation Celebration Institute Year-round Programs

Sunday, November 10, 2019 

Laemmle Music Hall  | 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211


On the Red is Green Carpet with reception arrivals 6:00pm

Opening intro with American Indian Drum Blessing

Screening at 8:15

Cast Reunites

in person

A Martinez, Joanelle Romero,

 Amanda Wyss, Barry Goldberg … 

“It is hard to imagine that it is 30 years since the release of Powwow Highway.  It was a wonderful experience making the film and I am truly honored by the way in which the native community and others have embraced it over the years.  I am especially gratified that others followed in our footsteps and made relevant, contemporary native films about issues that matter. Let’s continue to harness that energy in a way that does not simply describe but changes it.” – dir. Jonathan Wacks

Two Cheyenne Indian friends with very different outlooks on life set off on a road trip. Philbert Bono (Gary Farmer) is a spiritual seeker trying to find the answers to life’s questions; his pal, Buddy Red Bow (A Martinez), is a realist who sees the world in black-and-white terms. When Buddy’s sister is jailed in Santa Fe, N.M., the mismatched duo hit the highway in Philbert’s dilapidated 1964 Buick and experience wild twists and turns on their journey of self-discovery.

Director: Jonathan Wacks
Cast: A Martinez, Joanelle Romero, Gary Farmer,  Amanada Wyss. Features: Wes Studi, Graham Green 
Producer: George Harrison, Carl Kraines, Denis O’Brien, Jan Wieringa
Cinematographer: Toyomichi Kurita

Includes a post screening Q&A with the director. 



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One of the most prestigious and popular Festival’s held during American Indian Heritage Month is RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema in Los Angeles, now in its 24th season, founded in 1995. All proceeds goes towards RNCI Year-round programs supporting Indigenous Filmmakers, Native Youth, women and girls. 24th RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival runs November 1-15, 2019.


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