Indigenous Film & Arts Festival Denver

The Velvet Devil, from director Larry J. Bauman, is a visually compelling adaptation of Andrea Menard's play about a young Métis woman who leaves her mother, her native culture, and her home to find fame as "the Velvet Devil" a 1940's singing sensation. The film shows Velvet's journey from home to stardom and her return, a journey of spirit, memory, identity, and joy. Featuring actor, singer/songwriter, playwright and screenwriter Andrea Menard (Métis). (WestWind Pictures Ltd, 85 min.)

14th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

Oct 1, 2017

The 14th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival will be in full swing from October 4-10.  Please join us as we celebrate our 14th anniversary with film, art and lively discussion around our theme of Celebrating the Creative Spirit.  The generous support of our Sponsors and Community Partners has made it possible for us to offer all of our events at no charge.

We’re Still Here: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited, based on director Antonino D’Ambrosio’s critically acclaimed book A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears, tells the story of Cash’s little-known concept album and his unique collaboration with folk artist Peter LaFarge. The album was released in 1964 – four years before the American Indian Movement took over Alcatraz – when the nation was undergoing major social upheaval and civil rights protests.

Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

Mar 2, 2017

The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, Denver American Indian Commission and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science are pleased to present another year of programming from the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.