FILM

5th Annual Native American Film Series: Last of the Mohicans

Posted Sept. 19, 2013, at 2:33 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:46 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Abbe Museum Downtown, 26 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME

For more information: Raney Bench; 207-288-3519; abbemuseum.org

The Abbe’s annual film series will focus on the changing representation of Native people in film, specifically as Native writers, actors, and directors gain more control over telling their own stories. The series will start with Last of the Mohicans, which did a good job at presenting diverse Native stories, but the audience will be asked to weigh just how good, in light of past films and historical accuracy. Each film experience stands on its own, but participants who attend the entire series will learn more about the progression of Native representation in film. Discussions about more recent representations, including Twilight and The Lone Ranger will help place these films in a larger context.

Last of the Mohicans, based on the 1826 novel by James Fennimore Cooper, takes place in 1757 New England with British and French troops battling in colonial America, with aid from Native American allies. The British troops enlist the help of local colonial militia men, who are reluctant to leave their homes undefended.

Location: Abbe Museum Downtown

This film screening is free and open to the public.

This Film Series is made possible by Reel Pizza.

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