Throughout the summer, outdoor movie screenings are a regular event in many cities and music festivals fill every weekend. This summer, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation board has combined the two, through an Indigenous filter, into one series.
Minneapolis is apparently home to one of the largest Native American communities in the States and the outdoor festival Indigenous Movies and Music takes place at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park on the banks of the Mississippi River.
The four-part weekly series began August 8th, but that leaves two more Tuesdays to go. Coming up:
Tuesday August 16 Musical performance by Indigie Femme – the innovative traditional sound from duo of Navajo artist Tash Terry and Maori/Samoan artist Elena Higgins.
With short films: Magic Wands, The Garden (Tsi tkahéhtayen), Rez Runner and Apache 8.
Tuesday August 23 Musical performance by Chase Manhattan – 2010 Nammy winning hip hop artist.
With films: Wapawekka and Of Mice and Men.
For more information on the artists, films and festival, visit minneapolisparks.org.