The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) and Hendrix College will launch the second season of Community Cinema in Conway with a free advance screening of "Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian" Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Murphy Building on Hendrix's campus in Conway.
"Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian," directed by Neil Diamond, explores the evolution of North American Native People as portrayed in famous Hollywood movies from the silent era to today and provides insights into the often demeaning stereotypes perpetuated on the big screen by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.
The film looks at how the myth of "the injun" has influenced the world's understanding and misunderstanding of Natives, and features interviews from actors and filmmakers such as Jim Jarmusch, Clint Eastwood and Graham Greene.
The screening will be held in the Murphy Building on the Hendrix campus, and parking is available in lots adjacent to Bailey Library located at the corner of Washington Avenue and Winfield Street in Conway. A community discussion will follow the screening, and refreshments will be provided.
Additional information, a complete list of 2010-2011 Community Cinema films and screening dates are available at www.aetn.org/communitycinema or by calling 800-662-2386. All screenings are free and open to the public.
Community Cinema, a free monthly screening series engaging communities through film produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), features monthly screenings followed by panel discussions with leading organizations, local communities and special guest speakers. The program is designed to help people learn about and get involved in the social issues raised in the documentaries.
Hendrix, founded in 1876, is a selective, residential, undergraduate liberal arts college emphasizing experiential learning in a demanding yet supportive environment. The college is featured in the 2010 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the countrys best 371 colleges, was identified as the nations top Up and Coming liberal arts college for 2011 by U.S. News and World Report, and is ranked among 45 Best Buy colleges by the 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.
The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansass statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit www.aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at www.aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).