May 02, 2010

Film lineup on Turner Classic Movies

An update on the series announced in Native Films on Turner Classic Movies:

Native American Images on FilmDirected by John Ford: An Evolution of Characterizations--Tuesday, May 4

The Searchers
Cheyenne Autumn

Non-Indians in Indian Roles--Thursday, May 6

The Outsider
Walk the Proud Land
The Far Horizons

Indians as the Enemy--Tuesday, May 11

Drums Along the Mohawk
Northwest Passage
The Last of the Mohicans

White Men Among Indians--Thursday, May 13

The Unforgiven
Dances With Wolves
Black Robe

Indians as Noble Savages--Tuesday, May 18

Davy Crockett, Indian Scout
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
A Man Called Horse

Indians Dealing with Racism--Thursday, May 20

Devil's Doorway
Little Big Man

Indians as Actors and Filmmakers--Tuesday, May 25

The Squaw Man (1914)
Lakota Woman
Smoke Signals
Naturally Native

Images from Outside Hollywood--Thursday, May 27

Nanook of the North
The Exiles
Incident at Oglala
Broken Rainbow
The Return of a Man Called Horse
The Silent Enemy
Comment:  This lineup is slightly different from the previous lineup. As they say, check your local listings.

If this is the final lineup, I've seen 14 or 15 of the 29 films. I'm not sure if I saw Nanook of the North when I was young.

The trailer below is a bit funny. Among the "Indians" it shows are Audrey Hepburn and Burt Lancaster. Lancaster is the only person it quotes.

The trailer says the series will go beyond the stereotypes, but it'll include plenty of stereotypes too. In fact, most of the movies were made by non-Natives and include mistakes and stereotypes.

For more on the subject, see The Best Indian Movies.

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