Director Sterlin Harjo’s first feature film, "Four Sheets to the Wind" is a coming-of-age story that follows Cufe Smallhill (Cody Lightning), a young Native American man reassessing his life and relationships after the death of his father. Premiering at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, the film was nominated for a grand jury prize and later that year, Harjo received a best director award for the film at the American Indian Film Festival. A poignant drama, the characters are relatable and exist as complex, contemporary individuals rather than historicized Native American personas.
First Nations Film Series
In partnership with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI), this curated series is inspired by themes found in the museum’s fall exhibitions and programs as well as issues important to our campus community. Films selected for this series are meant to underscore the contemporary realities faced by First Nations’ people. We hope the series broadens understanding and challenges assumptions.
Full Screening Schedule
Sat, September 21: "Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World" (2017)
Sat, October 26: "Four Sheets to the Wind" (2007)
Sat, November 9: "Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things" (2016)
Sat, December 7: "Smoke Signals" (1998)
All films are free and open to the public.
Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.
Saturday, October 26 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Community Foundation Theater in the Gund Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive, Gambier, Ohio 43022