Actors, director, producer to attend
By Larry Lockhart
It’s only fitting that the Native American-themed film debuts at a Native-owned theater complex. The theaters are adjacent to Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort on the Ak-Chin Indian Community just south of Maricopa.
Booboo Stewart plays the lead role of Tyler, a high school cross country star growing up in a Native American community facing a barrage of personal struggles the day before the most important race of his life. Jon Proudstar plays his father and Q’orianka Kilcher has the other featured role.
Stewart’s father, veteran Hollywood stuntman Nils Stewart, is of Native American, Russian and Scottish descent. His mother, who gave him the nickname Boo Boo, is of Chinese, Japanese and Korean descent. The 19-year-old found the spotlight when he won the coveted role of Seth Clearwater in the movie “Twilight Saga Eclipse,” then followed up in both “Breaking Dawn” 1 and 2. He’s currently filming “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the seventh installment in that franchise.
It's kind of funny that his Wikipedia entry now says:
What tribe or tribes is this "Native American descent" from? Has Booboo or his father done a single thing to embrace their "Native heritage" other than take acting jobs from real Natives? I'm guessing not.
For more on Booboo Stewart, see Warpath in New X-Men Movie and Actors Turn Out for Breaking Dawn.
Below: Jon Proudstar and Booboo Stewart.