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iW NEWS | “Maria Tallchief” and “Water Flowing Together” to Open 32nd American Indian Film Fest

iW NEWS | "Maria Tallchief" and "Water Flowing Together" to Open 32nd American Indian Film Fest

Two ballet docs “Maria Tallchief” and “Water Flowing Together” will open the 32nd annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco at the Landmark Embarcedero Cinema on November 2, organizers announced recently. Directed by Sandra Osawa, “Tallchief” chronicles Osage dancer Maria Tallchief considered America’s “first prima ballerina.” Gwendolen Cates‘ “Water,” meanwhile delves into the life of Navajo Indian/Puerto Rican New York City Ballet principal dancer, Jock Soto, known as “one of the finest male dancers” in the world. “Making The River” by Sarah Del Seronde and Paul Stoll about a man charged with first degree murder who was later executed will close the fest November 9. For more information including additional titles, visit their website. [Brian Brooks]

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