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[Shoots in Indian] // A Native/Chicano Short Film Showcase
[Shoots in Indian] // A Native/Chicano Short Film Showcase

Sat, Aug 19



[Shoots in Indian] // A Native/Chicano Short Film Showcase

Join Lapis Room and FUSION for a showing of works by four New Mexican directors: Blackhorse Lowe, Morningstar Angeline, Jesse Littlebird, and Antonio Marquez.

Time & Location

Aug 19, 2023, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Albuquerque, 708 1st St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA

About the event

Price: $10 suggested donation

Meet the Filmmakers:

Blackhorse Lowe is a filmmaker from the Navajo Nation whose non-traditional films focus on stories through a Native lens. He has written and directed multiple episodes for the Hulu/FX series RESERVATION DOGS and has directed several episodes for Paramount (Joe Pickett), ABC (Big Sky), Starz (Blindspotting) and most recently for Prime Video (Outer Range). His 2019 feature film, FUKRY won BEST FILM at the Terres en Vues/Land InSights Montreal First Peoples Festival in 2020. He is a 2012 Sundance Institute Time Warner Native Producing Fellow. Lowe’s feature directorial debut 5th WORLD premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and screened at film festivals around the world. He received the New Mexico New Visions Contract Award and Panavision Award for his short, SHIMÁSÁNI. The film premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and went on to screen at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. A recipient of a New Media Award, Lowe is an alumni of the Sundance Institute’s NativeLab, Producers Lab and Screenwriters Writers Lab.

MorningStar Angeline is a queer Navajo, Chippewa Cree, Shoshone, Blackfeet, and Latinx New Mexico-based actress, director, producer, writer, and performer. Her directing filmography includes short films Yá’ át’ééh Abiní, Can't Have it Both Ways, and Seeds, in addition to the upcoming feature documentary Waveguides. Currently in development is her narrative feature film debut, Rowdy by Nature. Morningstar's fellowships include the 2018 Sundance Indigenous Lab, 2020 Feature Writers Lab, and 2020 Vision Maker Media Lab. Her resume includes work in AD, camera, casting, location departments, and talent. In 2014 she made her feature debut as Nizhoni Smiles in Drunktown's Finest at the Sundance Film Festival. Since then, Angeline has starred in feature films such as 2021's Keyhole Garden, 2019's the Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw, and television series including Amazon's Outer Range, Paramount's Yellowstone, Netflix's Chambers, and HBO's This Much I Know Is True.  For Jesse Littlebird storytelling through the medium of the film is a vital part of life for Jesse as his heritage is deeply rooted in the oral tradition of his Keresan Pueblo culture. Jesse was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and grew up in a creative household of film, art and story. He attended the University of New Mexico with a major in Film and Digital Media and a minor in Photography. He is a 2017 Full Circle Fellow through Sundance Institute’s Native and Indigenous Program.

Antonio Márquez is a 12th generation northern New Mexican and Southern Coloradan of the San Luis Valley. He comes from a family background of artists and agriculturalists and continues to practice both. He has written three produced short films and a feature-length screenplay featured in the 2016 Cinestory Writers Retreat. He has done two artistic residences in Mexico City, SOMA Summer and [r.a.t.] and continues practicing a vaquero lifestyle and working on various film and music projects.

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