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26th Annual Red Nation International Film Festival Focuses on Inclusion of Indigenous Artists

The 26th Red Nation International Film Festival will run from November 1-30 and will feature a combination of live and virtual events. Focused on greater inclusion and equity for Indigenous artists, #NativesInChargeOfTheirNarrative remains the guiding principle of the festival.

“Night Raiders,” directed by Danis Goulet and starring Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, will be the opening night feature. The closing feature will be “Wild Indian,” directed by Lyle Mitchell Corbin Jr. and starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kate Bosworth.

This year’s festival will feature 63 films in total, including six feature films, 19 documentaries and 38 shorts, and is produced by the Red Nation Celebration Institute.

The full lineup can be viewed at the Red Nation International Film Festival website.

‘The Power of the Dog’ added as red carpet premiere to AFI Fest lineup

The American Film Institute has announced that “The Power of the Dog” has been added to the AFI Fest 2021 lineup. The film was directed by Jane Campion and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kristen Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Frances Conroy, Thomasin McKenzie, Geneviève Lemon and Keith Carradine. It is produced by Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier. The film will be released in theaters on November 17 and on Netflix on December 3.

AFI Fest will take place this year from November 10-14 in Los Angeles. The festival will open with the world premiere of “Tick, Tick…Boom!” directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and will end with “King Richard”, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green.

This year’s festival will feature both in-person and virtual screenings and will require all in-person attendees to be fully vaccinated. More information and passes are available on the AFI Fest website.

‘The Harder They Fall’ Cast To Receive Ensemble Tribute At 2021 Gotham Awards

The Gotham Film & Media Institute has announced that the cast of “The Harder They Fall” will receive the Ensemble Tribute at the 2021 Gotham Awards, which will take place in person on November 29 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Nominations for the Gotham Awards will be announced on October 21.

“The Harder They Fall” features a cast of Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, Danielle Deadwyler, Edi Gathegi, RJ Cyler, Damon Wayans Jr., Deon Cole with Regina King and Idris Elba.

The film follows outlaw Nat Love, who discovers that his nemesis Rufus Black is being released from prison and consequently assembles his gang to track down Black and exact revenge. The film is directed by Jeymes Samuel, written by Samuel and Boaz Yakin and was produced by Samuel, Shawn Carter, James Lassiter and Lawrence Bender.

“Director Jeymes Samuel’s directorial debut is entirely made with this extraordinary company of actors who perfectly marry the key characteristics of the ensemble film – collaboration, community and interconnectedness – resulting in one of the most entertaining films of the year. “said The Gotham Film & Jeffrey Sharp, executive director of the Media Institute. “We are very proud to recognize ‘The Harder They Fall’ with this year’s Gotham Ensemble Tribute.”

Paramount pushes back ‘The Lost City’ release date

Paramount comedy “The Lost City” will now open three weeks earlier than scheduled, with its release date changed from April 15, 2022 to March 25, 2022.

The shakeup came after a number of Marvel movies moved dates, with “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” leaving the March 25 date.

The comedy stars Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum as its novelist and its cover model, respectively. The film will follow the couple as they are kidnapped and find themselves on a jungle adventure to fight for their lives. “The Lost City” (formerly titled “The Lost City of D”) also stars Patti Harrison, Oscar Nunez, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Daniel Radcliffe. Aaron and Adam Nee wrote and directed the film with Bullock serving as producer for Fortis Films alongside 3dot Productions’ Liza Chasin and Exhibit A’s Seth Gordon.

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