FTT Talks: Sterlin Harjo, director and writer


Location: Browning Cinema, Debartolo Performing Arts Center

Harjo’s Four Sheets to the Wind screening at 7:00 pm on Jan. 29, 2010
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

A death in Oklahoma sets in motion events leading to something great, so says a Muscogee-speaking narrator in this lovely tale about communication, family, forgiveness, and “something resembling love,” among a wonderfully odd-ball Native American family in small-town Oklahoma.

Sterlin Harjo was selected in 2004 as one of the Sundance Institute’s first five Annenberg Film Fellows, a multi-year program launched to provide filmmakers with financial support and full involvement in Sundance’s professional workshops. Harjo’s short film Goodnight, Irene, which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, was cited for Special Jury Recognition at the Aspen Shortsfest. Four Sheets to the Wind premiered at Sundance in 2007, and in 2009 Harjo served as an advisor for the Sundance Institute Ford Foundation Film Fellowship.

Sponsored by the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Department of American Studies, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, Henkels Lecture Series and Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.

This is a free but ticketed event. To reserve your tickets call The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Ticket Office at (574) 631-2800.