American Indian FilmTalk

Panel Discussion with Jon Proudstar

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 at 7:00 pm – Gallery, Memorial Union

American Indian actor, writer and director Jon Proudstar joins Meskwaki filmmakers Mary Goose, Rean Goose and Lucas Goose for a panel discussion about the American Indian film world and how each of their lives intersect with it. Expect insight, advice, experience and even a few laughs as we explore this diverse and exciting topic! Jon Proudstar first appeared in Madhouse with John Larroquette and Kirstie Alley in 1990. He attended the Sundance Writer's and Director's Lab and has worked with writer David Leighton. His first independent film, Dude Vision, was released in 2005 and won Best Comedy at the 2005 Arizona International Film Festival and Best Short Subject at the 2005 Native Voice Film Festival.

Cosponsored By:
  • American Indian Studies
  • Center for Distance and Online Learning
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

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