Reel Injun (55 minutes) Many early action
movies were about cowboys and Indians. Early on, the Indians were treated as
savages to be exterminated, which reflected the government attitude from 1830
into the 20th century. Some films portrayed individual Indians as heroic, and
their parts were mostly acted by white men. Later, some films, such as Dances
with Wolves treated Native Americans as human beings, and their parts were most
often taken by Native Americans. Join
arts enthusiast Jack Brin
to view films
and film clips and talk about Hollywood in this 4 part series, July &
August. Brin is a former mathematics professor who also developed a music
appreciation course for college students.
Registration is appreciated.