Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Year Of" Movie: "Powwow Highway" February 18 at 2pm in the Funk

The Year of North American Indigenous Peoples will present the movie "Powwow Highway" at 2 pm on February 18 in the Funk Heritage Center. This movie follows the format of the "buddy road" picture, but it is so much more than that. It is the story of two Cheyenne men, one a Vietnam veteran and an activist, the other seeking a more spiritual path. When the sister of one of the men is arrested, the two embark on a trip in a beat-up Buick "war pony" named "Protector" to go and help her. Along the way, the two men learn from each other's different paths about what it means to be a warrior and what it means to be Cheyenne in today's society.

Made in 1989, the movie stars A. Martinez and Gary Farmer and features then-unknowns Graham Greene and Wes Studi in small supporting roles!

Don't forget: read any "Year Of" book or see any "Year Of" movie, write a review and send it in to our Karen Preslock at You could win prizes ranging from a "Year Of" t-shirt to the ultimate grand prize, a Nintendo Wii! See any staff member for more details.

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