Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015

 

National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. to Screen Award-Winning Film Native New Yorker

 

Native New Yorker is a cerebral and thought-provoking investigation and commentary on Native American influence on New York City.  Filmed with a 1924 hand-crank Cine-Kodak camera, the silent documentary follows Shaman Trail Scout ‘Coyote’ as he travels from Inwood Park (where the island was traded for beads and booze), down a native trail (now known as “Broadway”), into lower Manhattan (a sacred burial ground). Shot before, during and after 9/11, the film comes together with a breathtaking original score by William Susman to portray this journey, transcending through time and space.

 

Terry 'Coyote' Murphy

 

Washington, D.C., March 19, 2015 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. has organized a public screening of the award-winning documentary film Native New Yorker, by Steve Bilich, as part of a retrospective entitled “AMERICAN EXPERIMENTS IN NARRATIVE: 2000-2015,” programmed by curator and archivist Jon Gartenberg. This series highlights contemporary American films (made in the 21st century), that focus on formal experimentation with narrative structure and incorporate reflections upon individual identity, the family structure, the fabric of the community, and the larger political culture.
 
The screening of Native New Yorker will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 2pm in a program together with NYC Weights and Measures by Jem Cohen and The Time We Killed by Jennifer Reeves. The screening will be at National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall, 6th and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Admission is free.
 
Native New Yorker is a cerebral and thought-provoking investigation and commentary on Native American influence on New York City.  Filmed with a 1924 hand-crank Cine-Kodak camera, the silent documentary follows Shaman Trail Scout ‘Coyote’ as he travels from Inwood Park (where the island was traded for beads and booze) down a native trail (now known as “Broadway”) into lower Manhattan (a sacred burial ground).  Shot before, during, and after 9/11, the film comes together with a breathtaking original score by William Susman to portray this journey, transcending through time and space.
 
The film has won many accolades, including the Best Documentary Short at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. Upon its release, The Austin Chronicle raved that Native New Yorkerwas, “the stuff dreams – and nightmares – are made of,” while New Internationalist called the film “…a conventionally unclassifiable short…In 13 minutes it brilliantly encapsulates aeons.”  The film has screened at festivals worldwide, including the Sound of Silent Film Festival with a live orchestra, and most recently the 50th Pesaro Film Festival in Italy, as part of “Panorama U.S.A.” 

 

For more information visit Native New Yorker or The National Gallery of Art.
 

View Trailer: www.nativenewyorkerfilm.com/trailer.html

 

 


Steve Bilich - Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer

 


William Susman - Composer and Producer

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Zach Schwartz
Email:
zach@belarca.com
Phone: (651) 230-6726
 
Belarca Records
Palo Alto, California
Web:
www.nativenewyorkerfilm.com

 

 Condensed Version  

 

Washington, D.C., Event Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015

National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. to Screen Award-Winning Film Native New Yorker

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. has organized a public screening of the award-winning documentary film Native New Yorker, by Steve Bilich, as part of a retrospective entitled “AMERICAN EXPERIMENTS IN NARRATIVE: 2000-2015,” programmed by curator and archivist Jon Gartenberg. This series highlights contemporary American films (made in the 21st century), that focus on formal experimentation with narrative structure and incorporate reflections upon individual identity, the family structure, the fabric of the community, and the larger political culture. The screening of Native New Yorker will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 2pm in a program together with NYC Weights and Measures by Jem Cohen and The Time We Killed by Jennifer Reeves. The screening will be at National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall, 6th and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Admission is free. Native New Yorker is a cerebral and thought-provoking investigation and commentary on Native American influence on New York City. For more information visit Native New Yorker or The National Gallery of Art. View Trailer: www.nativenewyorkerfilm.com/trailer.html

Event Name: American Experiments in Narrative: 2000 - 2015

Event Date: May 30, 2015

Event Location: National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall, 6th and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC

Admission: Free

Web: www.nativenewyorkerfilm.com

 


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