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“Dig It If You Can and Ronnie BoDean” Film Screening
May 16 @ 7:30 pm$10
Taking inspiration from T.C. Cannon’s interrogation of American history and popular culture through his Native lens, this film series at the Peabody Essex Museum showcases contemporary award-winning films created by Native filmmakers, artists and activists.
T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America will be open before each film.
Join us for art making with visual artist and filmmaker Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa-Choctaw) and a screening of Kyle Bell’s documentary Dig It If You Can, an insightful portrait into how Judd indigenizes the popular everyday to allow Native young to see themselves in all aspects of life, while at the same time making his own dreams a reality through his passion and zest for life. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Judd, as well as a screening of his short film Ronnie BoDean, where larger-than-life outlaw Ronnie BoDean, uncouth and suffering from a mean hangover, struggles to babysit his jailed neighbor’s precocious kids. Dig It If You Can, directed by Kyle Bell (Thlopthlocco), 19 minutes; Ronnie BoDean, directed by Steven Paul Judd, 14 minutes.
Free for members, Salem residents and college students with ID, $10 nonmembers. Cash bar. For more information or to purchase tickets visit PEM.org.