The non-profit Circle Cinema welcomes legendary actor, Native American Cherokee, and Oklahoman WES STUDI to a medallion dedication on their Oklahoma Walk of Fame on Saturday May 1st at 11am. The dedication will be followed by a meet and greet reception and screening of the new documentary film REEL INJUN. Tickets for this special event are $8.50.
Within a few years of his arrival in Hollywood, Wes Studi caught the attention of the public in Dances with Wolves. In 1992, his powerful performance as Magua in Last of the Mohicans established him as one of the most compelling actors in the business. He has since appeared in more than 50 film and television productions. He recently starred in a series of PBS specials produced by Robert Redford (Skinwalkers, A Thief of Time and Coyote Waits), and he played supreme leader Eytukan in last year’s box office hit Avatar.
Born in Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma, Studi spoke his native Cherokee language exclusively until beginning school at the age of five. A professional horse trainer, Studi began acting at The American Indian Theatre Company in Tulsa. Studi now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife and children.
About REEL INJUN:
A documentary about the evolution of the depiction of First Nations people in film, from the silent era to today. Featuring clips from hundreds of films, candid interviews with famous Native and non-Native directors, writers and actors (including special guest Wes Studi), Reel Injun traces how the image of First Nations people in cinema have influenced the understanding and misunderstanding of their culture and history.
“REEL INJUN” is unrated, and is 86 minutes in length. It will show immediately after the Wes Studi Reception at the Circle Cinema on Saturday May 1 at 11am, and will return later for a week-long run starting Friday May 21.
Official website: http://www.reelinjunthemovie.com/