Street Address: 
3412 Connecticut Ave NW
City: 
Washington
State/Region: 
DC
Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Hosted by Uptown Art House

Join locally based Native filmmakers as they share two brilliant new documentary films exploring Two Spirit and LGBTQIA Native experience. The main feature is "Your Way Back To Me". Jen Deerinwater will facilitate a post-screening discussion about being Indigenous and LGBTQIA.


This screenings + discussion opens an evening of art, activism, creativity, and community-building, that will continue until late Uptown Art House

Snacks and drinks will be available for donation at this free event. All proceeds will be split between #NoJusticeNoPride and the filmmakers, helping to get these docs the wide audiences they deserve. 

** Film Synopses:

"Your Way Back To Me" (60min) 
https://yourwaybacktome.com/home/

Hannah Sheridan is half Cheyenne and half Kiowa, born in El Reno, Oklahoma. On the night of her high school graduation she saw a Navy recruitment commercial and joined the next day, despite the fact that she was a lesbian, or Two Spirit, in the era of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” Ten years later, after the deaths of her father and grandmother and her recent discharge from the Navy, Hannah returns to her Native-American community to fulfill her role in the mourning rituals that honor her deceased relatives and to try to find her place again within her culture and family. 

Short film by Rebecca Nagle, details coming soon!

Discussion facilitated by Jen Deerinwater, https://jendeerinwater.wordpress.com/

** The Space:

The space is ADA accessible, but the bathrooms are not. Local businesses have been welcoming to allowing us to use their accessible facilities, however. There are some chairs available, and blankets for those able to sit on the floor. We encourage you to bring a folding chair or similar to guarantee a seat. Unfortunately, the films do not currently have closed captions.