N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear

2019 | USA | 84 min.
  • Fast Horse


State Theatre Sun, Aug 4, 2019 9:00 AM
Film Info
Section:Native American Matinee
Release Year:2019
Runtime:84 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jeffery Palmer
Produced by:Jeffery Palmer
Editing By:Nancy Novack
Cast:Robert I. Mesa
N. Scott Momaday


When N. Scott Momaday won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969, it marked one of the first major acknowledgments of Native American literature and the vibrant contemporary culture it described. Now, using traditional filmmaking techniques along with original animation, Momaday’s words and life come together in this cinematic biography celebrating one of the most prolific and inspirational Native American storytellers. In a series of intimate interviews, Momaday expounds on life and its challenges, while insights from the likes of Robert Redford, and Jeff and Beau Bridges reveal the impact of his artistic contributions. While framed around the life of one man, the film comments on the grave historical struggles faced by Native American communities across the country. Words from a Bear is an essential portrait of a man and of a people.

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