INAATE/SE/ by Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil
Sunday April 30, 2017, 7:30 pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
INAATE/SE/ by Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil
At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028
LA premiere! Filmmakers Adam Khalil and Executive Producer Steve Holmgren of INAATE/SE, Eve LaFountain, and Maya Solis of Sundance in person!
Adam Khalil and Zack Khalils new film re-imagines an ancient Ojibway story, the Seven Fires Prophecy, which both predates and predicts first contact with Europeans. A kaleidoscopic experience blending documentary, narrative, and experimental forms, INAATE/SE/ transcends linear colonized history to explore how the prophecy resonates through the generations in their indigenous community within Michigans Upper Peninsula. With acute geographic specificity, and grand historical scope, the film fixes its lens between the sacred and the profane to pry open the construction of contemporary indigenous identity.
Tickets: $10 general admission; $6 students (with ID)/seniors; free for Filmforum members.
Tickets available at or at the door
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In conjunction with this, on Friday April 28, Third Rail Quarterly is hosting a launch event for Issue 10 with anti-ethnographic films, magazine launch, readings, and more. At Night Gallery, 2276 E. 16th Street, Los Angeles 90021, near Washington Blvd. & Santa Fe Ave. http://thirdrailquarterly.org/issue-news/
It Shines a Certain Way to a Certain Place/It FliesFalls/
2016, DCP, 75 minute
"An artful and brilliant collage, expressing hope, pain, despair, and the trickster humor that is so evocative of its people."
-BOMB Magazine, http://bombmagazine.org/article/1985224/adam-zack-khalil
- The Hollywood Reporter
"Formally adventurous but never esoteric, INAATE/SE is an inimitable model for what radical documentary in the 21st century might be"
History is written by the victors, but this film reminds us that the history of the oppressed can still be saved from being extinguished. Native American video artists Adam and Zack Khalil here reclaim the narrative of the Ojibway of Sault Ste. Marie, in Michigans Upper Peninsula, from the archives and museums that would confine it to the past. Using personal interviews, animated drawings, performance, and provocative intercutting, the Khalil brothers feature debut makes a bold case for the Ojibway people to be their own storytellerswhile seeking a cure for the damage inflicted by colonizationin a spiritual reconnection with tradition.
More to be announced
Adam Shingwak Khalil (Ojibway) is a filmmaker and artist. His practice attempts to subvert traditional forms of ethnography through humor, relation, and transgression. Adam's work has been exhibited at UnionDocs, e-flux, Maysles Cinema, Microscope Gallery (New York), Museo ExTeresa Arte Actual (Mexico City), Spektrum (Berlin), Trailer Gallery (Sweden), Carnival of eCreativity (Bombay), and Fine Art Film Festival Szolnok (Hungary). Khalil is a UnionDocs Collaborative Fellow and Gates Millennium Scholar. In 2011 he graduated from the Film and Electronic Arts program at Bard College.
Zack Khalil (Ojibway) is a filmmaker and artist from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. His work often explores an indigenous worldview and undermines traditional forms of historical authority through the excavation of alternative histories and the use of innovative documentary forms. He recently completed a B.A. at Bard College in the Film and Electronic Arts Department, and is a UnionDocs Collaborative Fellow and Gates Millennium Scholar.
Steve Holmgren specializes in business and legal affairs in the arts, with an emphasis in cinema and moving image work. His producing credits include Far From Afghanistan (an omnibus film organized by John Gianvito), The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (Marie Losier), I Used to be Darker, and Putty Hill (Matthew Porterfield). From 2009-2014 he was the Programmer at UnionDocs, where he maintains a connection as Head of the Advisory Committee. He previously worked at film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, Sound Unseen and the Robert Flaherty Seminar. He has also worked in production with HDNet Films and film sales with Cactus 3, as well as in institutional distribution with Gartenberg Media Enterprises. Holmgren has served on film juries at places like Oberhausen, Black Maria, and CPH PIX and contributed to granting organizations including IFP NY, Creative Capital and the Brooklyn Arts Council. A Minnesota native, he currently splits time in New York and California, where he is finishing his law degree at USC.
This program is supported by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and Bloomberg Philanthropies. We also depend on our members, ticket buyers, and individual donors.
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Coming soon to Los Angeles Filmforum:
May 7 co-presenting Jennifer West at REDCAT
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Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian (View)
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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