Programs & Events

Thu Aug 18
10:00 - 10:00 pm

Native Cinema Showcase

In conjunction with the 100th annual Indian Market, the National Museum of the American Indian brings the best of Native American filmmaking to Santa Fe. Complimentary screenings will be held at the New Mexico History Museums Auditorium, and the Santa Fe Railyard Park. Please see film schedule from August 18-21.

Admission is free/seating is limited 

No food or Beverages allowed in the NMHM Auditorium. Bottled water only please.

The showcase website:

Native Cinema Showcase schedule 

Thursday, Aug. 18 

7:00 p.m.: Bootlegger (Canada, 2021, 81 min.) 

To be followed by a Q&A with director Caroline Monnet (Anishinaabe/French) 

Friday, Aug. 19 

1 p.m.: “Future Focused” shorts program (67 min. total) 

Family-friendly short films that are fun for kids of all ages. 

3 p.m.: “Twisted Tales” shorts program (Program running time: 57 min.) 

Shorts that invite the spooky, creepy and unfamiliar tales from the Indigenous perspective. 

7 p.m.: Night Raiders (Canada/New Zealand, 2021, 97 min.) 

Saturday, Aug. 20 

1 p.m. “Emergence” shorts program (82 min. total) 

How can the past help us navigate an uncertain future? 

3 p.m.: Warrior Spirit (USA, 2021, 96 min.) 

  • 8 p.m.: Encanto (USA, 2021, 120 min.), screened outdoors at the Santa Fe Railyard Park Screen. Special support for Native Cinema Showcase provided by the Walt Disney Company.

Sunday, Aug. 21 

1 p.m.: “Rise Above” shorts program (94 min. total) 

These shorts focus on the realities of rising above adversity and learning life’s lessons. 

3 p.m.: Daughter of a Lost Bird (USA, 2021, 66 min.) 

Film to be preceded by two shorts. Followed by a Q&A with director Brooke Pepion Swaney (Blackfeet/Salish) and Kendra Mylnechuk Potter (Lummi)