Fri, Apr 28|
San Juan Island Grange
Film Screening: HAIDA MODERN
Director Charles Wilkinson and subject Robert Davidson will be in attendance for a Q&A session after the screening.
Time & Location
Apr 28, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
San Juan Island Grange, 152 First St N, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA
About the event
Join us for a FREE screening of the documentary film "Haida Modern: The Art and Activism of Robert Davidson" at the San Juan Island Grange on Friday, April 28th at 7:00 pm. Director Charles Wilkinson and subject Robert Davidson will be in attendance for a Q&A session after the screening. The film tells the story of one of the foremost Haida artists, Robert Davidson, and his instrumental role in the revival of coastal indigenous art and the revitalization of Haida culture.
This award-winning film is sponsored by Arctic Raven Gallery. For those who can’t attend in person, the movie will be live-streamed free. Start the film between 7 and 8 pm on the website: fhff.org. No RSVPs or tickets are required.
ABOUT THE FILM
Haida Modern: The Art and Activism of Robert Davidson
Director: Charles Wilkinson
Runner-up: TALES FROM THE HEART category at the 2022 Friday Harbor Film Festival
Winner of 2021 Leo Awards Best Feature Documentary
Director Charles Wilkinson and subject Robert Davidson will be joining us in Friday Harbor for a discussion following the screening of the film at the Grange.
Haida Modern: The Art and Activism of Robert Davidson tells the story of one of the foremost Haida artists, Robert Davidson. Coming from a family of well—known Haida and Tlingit artists, he has been instrumental in the revival of coastal indigenous art and the revitalization of Haida culture. He is regarded as one of the greatest living artists in the world. The film “features candid and revealing conversations with the artist himself, along with commentary from art historians, politicians, musicians, and family members detailing the importance and impact of Davidson's work. Highlighted in these conversations is the story of how Davidson carved the first totem pole raised on the island of Haida Gwaii in over 100 years … In Haida Modern, we see how Indigenous and non-Indigenous citizens alike—inspired by Davidson's art—are coming together to forge political movements led by Indigenous activists and artists, fighting the critical environmental battles of our time.” (Bullfrog Films)
Released in 2020
Running time: 85 minutes
Film Sponsor: Arctic Raven Gallery
This is a free event. No ticket or RSVP is required.
WATCH THE FILM - The online screening does NOT include the Q&A with Director Charles Wilkinson and subject Robert Davidson. The Q&A will follow the live screening at the SJI Grange only.
(this film will only be available to begin viewing online between 7 - 8 pm on Friday, April 28).
The weekend of Robert Davidson events is made possible by a generous donation from Jay and Suzy Wakefield. The Best of the Fest series of free, year-round monthly screenings is sponsored by SaviBank. See you at the movies!