Take Two: Direct Arts + Rahmin Bahrani + Eric Dufault

Monday, June 13, 2011


It's our last double bill of the year! Come have a drink with us, catch two wacky ecological parables and participate in a discussion with Tiokasin Ghosthorse, host of Indigenous Radio on WBAI.

7:00 Social (Half) Hour

7:30 Plastic Bag
Written & directed by Ramin Bahrani

The existential journey of a plastic bag (voiced by Werner Herzog) as it searches for his beloved maker. See this award-winning short film by the director of CHOP SHOP and MAN PUSH CART projected in all its glory at the Red Room!

8:00 The Desert Play
Written by Eric Dufault
Directed by Victoria Linchog

Coyote attempts to please the Sun and stave off the ending of the world by trapping children with scorpions, cacti and other irresistible child-bait. Anthropomorphizing was never so much fun! With Daniel Abeles, Miles Angerson, Julia Ahumaba Grob, Jake Hart, Megan Hart, Helen Kim, Nikaury Rodriguez and Elizabeth Ruf-Maldonado.

Followed by a discussion on indigenous rites and ecology with Tiokasin Ghosthorse, spiritual agitator, natural rights organizer and Indigenous thinking-process educator from the Cheyenne River Lakota (Sioux) Nation of South Dakota.