Since the city recently took over the Crossroads Theater in Five Points, things have been slow getting off the ground. But the announcement that the Indigenous Film and Arts Festival will be making the Crossroads its home this year is hopeful, as is a new festival side trip, Indie Film at the Crossroads, a monthly film series curated by local filmmaker donnie l. betts. That gets started tonight at 6:30 p.m., when betts presents a screening of Black Indians: An American Story, an award-winning documentary narrated by James Earl Jones and exploring the intermixing of Native and African-American cultures. A panel discussion on issues of mixed ancestry follows the film.
The series will continue with a rotating amalgamation of multicultural independent and indigenous films in keeping with the festival partnership; tickets are $12, in advance or at the door. And look for betts to host at least one evening of films during the festivals run in October. Call 720-748-1388 for tickets and information.
Wed., March 10, 6:30 p.m., 2010