Get Out and About: Indigenous Film Festival, music and more

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“The Grizzlies” will be screened as part of the American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival this weekend at Pechanga Resort Casino. Courtesy photo/Shane Mahood of Mongrel Media
California’s American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival is one of the largest Native American film festivals in the country, the three-day event takes opens Thursday, Feb. 20, and continues through Saturday, Feb. 22, at Pechanga Resort Casino. The theme of the seventh annual CAIIFF is “seventh generation,” and it will feature full-length films and premieres, shorts and documentaries that have all feature Native and Indigenous stories. Directors, actors and producers will also be in attendance and there will be youth activities and Q&A sessions. “This year’s festival comes at a time when Native issues have been thrust into a forefront of the collective conversation in North America,” Joely Proudfit, Ph.D., CAIIFF director, said in a press release. “This year’s fe
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