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Join Wings of America For Their Annual Indian Market 5K Run and Then Watch “Run to the East”

Wings of America will be holding their annual Indian 5K Run, 2-Mile family run/walk, and spirit run on August 19 at the Santa Fe Indian School in Santa Fe, NM. Sign-up begins at 6:30 A.M. and the races begin at 7:00 A.M. After the races, head to a special free 1:00 P.M. screening of “Run to the East” at the New Mexico History Museum. For more details, check out the flyer below and go to our announcement of the screening.

The Smithsonian Presents ‘Run to the East’ At the Native Cinema Showcase in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Come join us in Santa Fe at the New Mexico History Museum (113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM) on August 18 at 1:00 P.M. for a screening of Run to the East.

Full details on the screening below. For more information, check out the Native Cinema Showcase.

The Native Cinema Showcase is a celebration of film by indigenous directors, producers, writers, actors and cultural activists. The tradition of storytelling is reflected in the ever-expanding body of feature and short films made by indigenous peoples, as well as documentaries and experimental media. Through the Native Cinema Showcase, NMAI and SWAIA continue to further its mission and dedication towards advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures in the Western Hemisphere.

The showcase will also feature the films of SWAIA’s Classification X winners.

Showcase Team
NMAI: Melissa Bisagni, Program Manager. Program Advisor: Elizabeth Weatherford, Head of FVC
SWAIA: Dr. John Torres-Nez (Dine’), Jhane Myers (Comanche/ Blackfeet), Film Project Manager

FREE ADMISSION AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sunday, August 19th
11:00 a.m. My Louisiana Love
1:00 p.m. Run to the East
3:00 p.m. Mesnak

Run to the East
Presented in cooperation with the 2012 Wings of America 5K Run
1:00 p.m. / Sunday

(US, 2011, 87 min.)
Director: Henry Lu

Run to the East follows three Native American highschoolers through their senior year. Chantel “Tails” Hunt (Navajo), Thomas Martinez (Navajo) and Dillon Shije (Zia Pueblo) have overcome every obstacle in their personal lives and in their communities to become elite cross country runners, and all three are determined to succeed. Through the year’s track meets they compete against runners from more privileged schools as they vie for college scholarships and a chance to explore opportunities off the rez.

Henry Lu is a filmmaker with Moxie Pictures in New York. He has directed short films set in Buenos Aires, Hong Kong and Tokyo that have played at film festivals including Sundance, Mill Valley, Sydney, and the Worldwide Short film festival in Toronto. Run to the East is Lu’s first feature-length film.

In person: Dustin Martin (Navajo), director of Wings of America, Chantel Hunt and Thomas Martinez.

Free Screening Thursday March 1 in Albuquerque

Come join us this Thursday March 1 in Albuquerque for a free screening at the Domenici Center Auditorium on the UNM Campus. The screening begins at 5:30.

Winner Best Sports Film at the Red Nation Film Festival

We’re excited to announce that Run to the East won the award for Best Sports Film at the Red Nation Film Festival in Los Angeles. In the picture above, Chantel Tails Hunt holds up the trophy at the awards ceremony.

Official Selection Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Come join us at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival on Thursday October 20th. The film will screen at Warehouse 21 at 1:45 pm. Buy your tickets and get more information about the screening here.

Official Selection DOCUTAH

Come join us at the Southern Utah International Film Festival this September. The film will play at the following times: Fri. 9/9 1-4 p.m. – Red Cliffs Cinema Theater 2, Mon. 9/12 7-10 p.m. – Parry Lodge (Kanab), Tues. 9/13 4-7 p.m. – DSC Eccles Main Stage, Thurs. 9/15 1-4 p.m. – Red Cliffs Cinema Theater 1, Fri. 9/16 5-8 p.m. – DSC Eccles Black Box. For more information, check out the DOCUTAH schedule

Official Selection Tulsa International Film Festival

Come watch Run to the East at the Tulsa International Film Festival. The movie screens sometime between September 22 and 25th. Stay tuned for more details at tulsafilmfestival.org.

Official Selection Wyoming Film Festival

Come watch Run to the East at the Wyoming Film Festival. The movie will screen sometime on August 26 or August 27. Stay tuned to wyomingfilmfestival.org for specific dates and times.

Official Selection White Sands Film Festival

Come watch Run to the East at the White Sands International Film Festival. The movie will screen Friday August 26, 2011 at 11am at Cineport Theaters. For more details go to wsiff.com.

Official Selection Albuquerque Film Festival

Come watch Run to the East at the Albuquerque Film Festival. The movie will show on Sunday July 21 at 4:00 pm. For more details check out abqfilmfestival.com. To buy tickets, go here.