STYLISH WOMEN IN FILM:
Thursdays, Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20
Free with museum admission
Feb. 27 -- Tallchief (2007, 57 min.): This documentary of Osage ballet dancer Maria Tallchief's life and art includes her childhood days in Fairfax, Okla., as well as her move to Los Angeles to study with Madame Nijinska and her early days in New York City with the Ballet Russe. The film captures the growth of ballet in America as shown by Tallchief's own rise to fame in original roles created for her by George Balanchine.
March 6 -- Maria, Black Pottery of San Ildefonso (30 min.): A short film showing the famous potter Maria Martinez of San Ildefonso Pueblo making and firing pottery.
March 13 -- Pablita Velarde: An Artist and Her People (20 min.): A short film narrating the life and career of notable painter Pablita Velarde, exploring how she recorded the traditions and legends of her ancient people.
March 20 -- Miss Navajo (2007, 60 min.): Witness the rigor and beauty of the Miss Navajo Nation pageant as this film demonstrates the importance of cultural preservation and meaning of being a Navajo woman.