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October 31, 2014

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Release Date: 02/25/2014

Brad Evans discusses 'Return to the Land of the Head Hunters' March 22 at The Seattle Public Library

“Return to the Land of the Head Hunters: Edward S. Curtis, the Kwakwaka’wakw, and the Making of Modern Cinema”

Brad Evans will discuss his upcoming book "Return to the Land of the Head Hunters: Edward S. Curtis, the Kwakwaka'wakw, and the Making of Modern Cinema" and show clips from Curtis' 1914 film "In the Land of the Head Hunters" from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave. Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.

 

Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 on weekends.

 

"In the Land of the Head Hunters" was the first feature-length film to star an all-indigenous cast. "Return to the Land of the Head Hunters: Edward S. Curtis, the Kwakwaka'wakw, and the Making of Modern Cinema" brings together leading anthropologists, Native American authorities, artists, musicians, literary scholars and film historians to reassess the film.

 

Evans is an associate professor of English at Rutgers University.

 

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis and media sponsor The Seattle Times. It is presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

 

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.


For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director
206-386-4103


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