Tue, Mar 20 | 10 Main St

An Evening of Short Film & Corn Soup

Come for an evening of short films, Iroquois corn soup and discussion at the historic Ray Evans Seneca Theater in Salamanca, New York.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Mar 20, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
10 Main St, 10 Main St, Salamanca, NY 14779, USA

About the Event

AN EVENING OF SHORT FILMS & CORN SOUP will be hosted by Terry Jones (Seneca - wolf clan). Originally from Seneca Territory community of Newtown, Terry is an award-winning filmmaker whose films have screened all over the world. He is currently raising funds to help offset the costs to travel to India to work with fellow film collaborator, Govind Deecee, on new scripts and film works.

ABOUT THE VENUE: The event will take place on March 20, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm at the historic Ray Evans Seneca Theater in Salamanca. New York. The theater is named after Ray Evans, a songwriter who was born and raised in Salamanca. The theatre was originally called the Seneca Theatre and was built by the Schine Chain to replace an aging venue a couple of blocks up the street. The building was designed by John and Drew Eberson. Construction was started in 1941 just before the outbreak of World War II. Because of a shortage of building materials caused by the war, construction was not completed until 1945 after the war ended.

FILM PROGRAM:

THOMAS INDIAN SCHOOL REUNION - A film by Terry Jones - 30 minutes - 2004/2018

SUMMARY: From 1855 to 1957, the Thomas Indian School (formerly known as Thomas Asylum for Orphan and Destitute Indian Children) operated on the Seneca territory in New York State. Each year, former students gather and share their experience about the boarding school. These former students share their unique perspective of life as they fought to retain their native identity.

This will be the official premiere of the extended and re-edited version of “Thomas Indian School Reunion - 2004.” In 2004, the filmmaker filmed the reunion of former students at the Thomas Indian School in western New York. Personal testimonials include community members Rhoda Leaffe, Alice Gonzalez and Joanne Kabance. This version of the film includes additional testimonials and footage not included inthe original film. A DVD of this film available for sale for $10.00.

UNEARTHED - A film by Terry Jones & Govind Deecee - 14 minutes - 2017

SUMMARY: "This cinematic short film with indigenous actors of the Seneca, Oneida and Mohawk Nations revolves around the profound and problematic relationship between a single father, James, and his farming parents. Alienation and lack

of understanding come to light, when James has to announce news about a new job."

- INDIANER INUIT: DAS NORDAMERIKA FILMFESTIVAL - Stuttgart, Germany

This short narrative film features Haudenosaunee community members Clint Jones, Kaivin Jones & Regina Jones.

GATHERED PLACES - A film by Terry Jones & Govind Deecee - 18 minutes - 2018

SUMMARY: What happens when two Indian filmmakers, one from southern India and the other from an Indian reservation in western New York State, visits each other’s homelands? What are the similarities or differences between these ancient cultures? How does the modern world affect how they see themselves, each other and the outside world? GATHERED PLACES is a documentary film that shows the worlds of India and Native America through the “Indian” lenses of filmmakers Terry Jones and Govind Deecee.

SOUP FOR MY BROTHER - A film by Terry Jones - 10 minutes - 2016

SUMMARY: "In this strikingly poetic documentary about memory, loss and brotherly love, we find Jimmy, guided by the memory and words of his grandfather, preparing a soup for his beloved brother Danny, who passed away one year ago."

- imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (2016)

This short doc won BEST DOCUMENTARY at the 2016 LiverpoolInternational Film Festival and features Seneca member James C. Jones and was filmed in Newtown on the Seneca Territory.

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