Welcome to the Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival. We would like to thank all our Sponsors, Partners, Volunteers, and especially, you – the public, for supporting our efforts to bring these great films by and about Native people to the fabulous Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and other venues. The growth of our Festival would not have been possible without the financial support of our Founding Sponsor, Francis Ford Coppola. Our Festival was chosen and fully funded to be a Legacy Project for the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution group which was initiated and approved by the Virginia General Assembly.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, or VMFA, a Richmond, Virginia landmark, opened to the public in 1936. Its purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art, to encourage the study of the arts, and thus to enrich the lives of all. Historically significant and conveniently located, the Leslie Cheek Theatre within the VMFA now serves as the festival’s primary location.
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UPCOMING EVENTS TO CHECK OUT
POET LAUREATE JOY HARJO
November 16 at 6:00pm EST
University of Virginia is excited to welcome Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be appointed Poet Laureate, for a virtual visit. Harjo will present a poetry reading for UVA and its wider community and a Q&A session will follow the reading, and registrants can submit a question when they register. Event is free, but registration is required.
SBP will present “It’s About Time”, a panel with Oscar winning actor Wes Studi, esteemed actress Tantoo Cardinal, and playwright-actress-activist DeLanna Studi, moderated by film producer-director Chris Eyre. These prominent Native artists will discuss the challenges and progress they have experienced during their lengthy careers in the entertainment industry.