In the Land of the Head Hunters Film Event

ORANGE, – The Stark Museum of Art invites the public to a special presentation of Edward S. Curtis’s groundbreaking 1914 film In the Land of the Head Hunters on Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

In the Land of the Head Hunters was one of the first feature films to cast an exclusively Native North American Cast. The film is a melodrama depicting a story of love and revenge among the Kwakwaka’wakw people of British Columbia.

The program will feature the new archival restoration of the 65 minute film including a contemporary recording of the original 1914 musical score by the Vancouver-based Turning Point Ensemble. Following the conclusion of the film, Sarah E. Boehme, Curator of Art, and Jennifer Restauri Dickinson, Curator of Education, will lead a discussion highlighting historical significance of the film. The event will conclude with a light reception.

 

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