Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation
Friday, November 3 • 7 to 10 pm • Whittier Theatre at San Juan Community Theatre
This is a not-to-be-missed evening — an exclusive party that celebrates all filmmakers in attendance! It is open to filmmakers, sponsors, special guests, all-access pass holders, and purchasers of Filmmakers Gala tickets. In
addition to hearty, locally-sourced appetizers, refreshments will include a selection of beverages that feature local wine and brew.
The evening will begin with an introduction of our filmmakers, followed by a video highlighting all of the films that will be screened at the Festival. The program will continue with the presentation of the Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award, which is being given posthumously to Elouise Cobell, Blackfeet tribal community leader. Prior to the award presentation, the Samish Nation will offer an invocation. Following a retrospective of Cobell’s career, her sister Joy Ketah will accept the award on behalf of her family.
The evening’s program will conclude with a screening of a short documentary “Maiden of Deception Pass: Guardian of Her Samish People” Long ago a maiden named Ko-kwahl-alwoot risked her life to save the Samish people from starvation.
Followed by feature film “100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice”, the engrossing film that tells the story of Elouise Cobell’s 30-year fight for justice for 300,000 Native Americans, whose mineral-rich lands were grossly mismanaged by our country’s government.
We are also showing the 8 minute short “MNI Wiconi” with the Director, Lucian Read in attendance.
Gala Schedule (timing might change)
7:00 – 7:55 Gala Reception
8:00 — 8:15 Introduction of our filmmakers, followed by a video highlighting all of the films that will be screened at the Festival.
8:15–8:30 To introduce the award presentation, representatives of the Samish Nation will present an invocation ceremony with drums
8:30–8:50 Presentation of the Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award, which is being given posthumously to Elouise Cobell, Blackfeet tribal community leader. Following a retrospective of Cobell’s career, her sister Joy Ketah will accept the award on behalf of her family.
8:50 — 8:58 Mni Wiconi (8 min)
8:58 — 9:05 Maiden of Deception Pass (7 min)
9:05 — 10:21 100 Years (76 min)
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