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This May Be the Last Time  (2014) / A Bentwood Box  (1985)

This May Be the Last Time (2014)
December 13, 2014 - 7:30 pm

This May Be the Last Time (2014)

Directed by Sterlin Harjo.

Who knew that the Muscogee Creek and Seminole nations developed their own traditional hymns akin to Negro spirituals?  Narrated first by the director, Sterlin Harjo’s personal documentary weaves together the surprising and tragic history of these devotional songs with the mysterious disappearance of his grandfather in 1962.

Producer: Sterlin Harjo, Matt Leach, Christina D. King.  Cinematographer: Sterlin Harjo, Matt Leach, Shane Brown.  Editor: Matt Leach.  Cast: Sterlin Harjo.

HDCam, color, 90 min.

Preceded by

A Bentwood Box (1985)

Directed by
Sandy Osawa, Yasu Osawa.

This enthralling short film illustrates the creation of a carved wooden box, using perfect modulations of duration and focal distance to inscribe both the act of creation, and the film’s act of observation, as reverential.

Upstream Productions.  Producer: Sandy Osawa, Yasu Osawa.  Cast: Duane Pasco.

DVCam, color, 5 min.