Closing Night Screening
Sunday 7pm | OCT. 18 BARKING WATER Closing Night Screening, Royal Cinema
Wave a Red Flag Director: Adam Garnet Jones Canada · 3 min · 2009 · Digital Beta
A young girl’s courage sparks a movement of reclamation. This short film was produced for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics by award-winning filmmaker Adam GarnetJones.
Adam Garnet Jones (Cree/Métis) studied Film Production at Ryerson University and has created over twenty short films. His films have screened at national and international festivals including imagineNATIVE and the Toronto International Film Festival. Barking Water Director: Sterlin Harjo USA · 81 min · 2008 · HD CAM
Frankie is on his last road trip. With only a short time to live, he begs his old love Irene to take him home to make amends with his daughter and grandbaby. Director Sterlin Harjo takes us on a tour of the real Oklahoma in the backseat of an Indian car as two old lovers search through the wreckage of their past for redemption. A searingly honest film about finding hope, looking in the mirror without flinching, learning to love through pain and the ability to be truly grateful for being alive.
Director-writer Sterlin Harjo’s (Seminole/Creek) first feature film, Four Sheets to the Wind, premiered at Sundance and opened imagineNATIVE 2007. Harjo’s second feature, Barking Water, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, screened as a part of the highly acclaimed New Directors/New Film series in New York City and is the only American film playing in the Venice Days section of the 2009 Venice Film Festival.