As a complement to “Bierstadt to Warhol: American Indians in the West” the UMFA is partnering with the Utah Film Center to present three films from Native American filmmakers, whose work represents an evolution of the Native American storytelling tradition.
Tonight’s featured film is Grab.
Wednesday, April 24, 7pm – 9pm
UMFA Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Grab is an intimate portrait of the little-documented Grab Day in the villages of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, who annually throw water and food items from the rooftop of a home to people standing below. A community-wide prayer of abundance, thanks, and renewal, Grab Day exists at the intersection of traditional Native and contemporary Western cultures. Luther’s film, which is narrated by Parker Posey, follows three families as they prepare for the annual event, chronicling their lives for the year leading up to this day.