NOV. 21-24, 2019 | THE BYRD THEATRE | RICHMOND, VA
The Pocahontas Reframed: Storytellers Film Festival stems from a passion and desire for indigenous languages, cultures, and societies to thrive. The Festival strives to bring together artists, authors, filmmakers, and actors willing to share, teach, and explain their creativity and history. The Festival includes Native American-affiliated classic and recently released films that have been official selections of world-renowned festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, the AIFF San Francisco, and the Toronto International Film Festival. The Pocahontas Reframed: Storytellers Film Festival is a Legacy Project of the American Evolution, 2019 Commemoration.
Pocahontas Reframed Storytellers Film Festival presents a Master Class
Code Talker – How Native Americans Helped the United States win WWI and WWII
Professors Dr. Peter Kirkpatrick (VCU) and Dr. Francoise Kirkpatrick (U of R) will present a University style class on two films that explore the little known role that Native Americans played during both World Wars.
DATE: 9/14/2019 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM LOCATION: The Fort Monroe Theater
The Byrd Theatre, a Richmond, Virginia landmark, was built in 1928. The design of grand movie palaces in the 1920s and 1930s was reminiscent of the opulent European opera houses, and the Byrd was no different. Historically significant and conveniently located, the theatre serves as the festival’s primary location.