Film Screening: On the Ice | Newberry

Film Screening: On the Ice

First Nations Film and Video Festival
Saturday, December 7, 2019

1 - 3 pm

Rettinger Hall

D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies and FNFVF
Free and open to all. Reserve your free tickets now.
Open to the Public
Center for American Indian Studies Programs

In this engrossing and suspenseful feature film debut by filmmaker Andrew Okpeaha MacLean, two teenage boys who have grown up like brothers go about their lives in the comfortable claustrophobia of an isolated Alaskan town. Early one morning, on a seal hunt with another teenager, an argument between the three boys quickly escalates into a tragic accident.

Bonded by their dark secret, the two best friends are forced to create one fabrication after another in order to survive. The shocked boys stumble through guilt-fueled days, avoiding the suspicions of their community as they weave a web of deceit. With their future in the balance, they are forced to explore the limits of friendship and honor.

The film will be followed by a discussion with Northern Arapaho filmmaker Ernest Whiteman III, Director of the First Nations Film and Video Festival.

Cost and Registration Information 

Obtain tickets using this online form. Doors open half an hour before the program begins, with first-come, first-served seating for registered attendees. We will admit walk-ins without tickets if space permits, 10 minutes before the event begins. People with accessibility concerns can request to be seated first. To reserve an access-friendly space in the room, first register using the link above, then email jimenezs@newberry.org at least 48 hours before the event. Seats arranged in this way will be held until 10 minutes before the event starts.