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List Rules American Indian Movies from 1970-2014

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AIFI TOP 10 MOVIE SHOW DOWN   

The American Indian Film Institute has been bringing you authentic, significant, and compelling films since our beginning in 1975. In honor of our 40th Anniversary we ask you to vote which American Indian Movie is the best of our time (1970-2014). All 90 films included here have been screened at the American Indian Film Festival with many directors, producers, actresses and actors in attendance. Many of these films offer inquisitive realism, profound joy and frustration, and a strong narrative bridge to contemporary Native life-ways. Cast your VOTE and help AIFI identify OUR Top 10 American Indian Movies!! 

    Round 1 will run August 3- 21 and will decide (Top 40)

    Round 2 will run August 22- September 4 and will decide (Top 20)

    Round 3 will run September 5 -18 and will decide (Top 10) 

The #2 Film will be shown at the AMC Metreon 16 in San Francisco, CA in October Date and Time TBA 

The #1 Film will be shown at the 40th annual American Indian Film Festival running November 6-14, 2015 In San Francisco, CA 

So, cast your vote and 

Stay tuned for AIFI’s Top 10 American Indian Movie Show Down! 


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Skins (2002) is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top American Indian Movies
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"In the late 1890s, a generation after the Civil War, Cleola (Tembi Locke), a high spirited student at Beckwourth College, appears to be in step with the rigid society of the American South. She has just become engaged to the most affluent of the students (Richard -played by Chuma Hunter-Gault), when three young Lakota prisoners-of-war are dragged to the College - among them the defiant Warrior, Waka Mani (Jay Tavare).

The arrival of the prisoners upsets the genteel, sheltered environment at Beckwourth. For Junius (Catero Alain Colbert), whose military and personal background has taught him to hate Indians, the intrusion into his carefully ordered world is an outrage.

Shocked by the passion they awaken in each other, Cleola and Waka Mani's love shatters the rules and beliefs that have defined their young lives." 

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Every Emotion Costs (2010)

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Billy Jack is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top American Indian Movies

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nes... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top American Indian Movies

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West of Thunder (2012)

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Ishi: the Last of His Tribe (1... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top American Indian Movies
Ishi: the Last of His Tribe (1992)

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Little Big Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top American Indian Movies

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