N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear

SYNOPSIS

N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear examines the enigmatic life and mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Navarro Scott Momaday (House Made of Dawn). This documentary profile delves into the psyche behind one of Native America’s most celebrated authors of poetry and prose. Words from a Bear visually captures the essence of Momaday’s writings, relating each written line to his unique Kiowa-American experience, representing ancestry, place and oral history. Original animation, historical photos and aerial landscapes complement interviews with indigenous authors Rilla Askew and Joy Harjo; actors Robert Redford, Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges and James Earl Jones; and Richard West, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, to reveal Momaday’s creative core. Words from a Bear is produced by Jeffrey Palmer for Rainy Mountain Media LLC, and executive produced by Sally Jo Fifer for ITVS, Shirley K. Sneve for Vision Maker Media, and Michael Kantor for American Masters Pictures.

PRESS

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/blog/american-masters-pictures-premieres-three-films- at-sundance-film-festival-2019/

Social Media: @WordsfromaBear

SCREENING

Screening Date: Sat, June 8, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Emerson Center – Crawford Theater

Filmmaker Attending: No

FILM INFO

Title: N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear

Genre: Documentary Feature
Country:
USA & Kiowa Natino
Length: 84m
Director & Producer: Jeffrey Palmer