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Return of the Native

Now in its tenth year, Denver’s Indigenous Film & Arts Festival continues to present a native- and third-world view through enlightening film screenings and other events. The multi-location, multicultural fest, this year themed “Connections,” begins to unreel tonight at 7 p.m. with a free screening of global shorts, a Q&A with Crow Indian architect Daniel Glenn and a dessert reception at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard. But that’s only the beginning of an eight-day trip through the lives of indigenous peoples of Mexico and the United States.

Highlights include an art exhibit, Connections: Indigenous Art of the World, which opens with a reception starting at 5:30 p.m. October 11 at the Republic Plaza Building, 370 17th Street, and a concert by Navajo Radmilla Cody at 6 p.m. October 13 at the St. Cajetan’s Center on the Auraria campus; further screenings include Y el Rio Sigue Corriendo, from Mexico, and The Last of the Hawaiian Cowboys at Crossroads Theatre, 2590 Washington Street, on October 9, and a program focusing on Southern Ute youth filmmakers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on October 10. Most events are free, though a donation of $5 to $10 is requested; for a complete lineup and information, visit
Oct. 8-15, 2013


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