Join us for family friendly activities at the American Indian Arts Marketplace, June 10 & 11.

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Film & Native Voices Theatre

What is a Western? Film Series: Swamp Lion (2022)

Part of the series What is a Western? Film Series

Saturday, August 19, 1:30 pm

Wells Fargo Theater

Free for Autry Members | Museum Admission Included With Ticket
Reservations Recommended |Space is Limited

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About the Event

US Premiere! 

The tale of a father in a south-Texas border town who starts trafficking drugs to pay for his son's cancer treatment was written and directed by a Danish filmmaker. This neo-Western won Best Feature at both Arizona International Film Festival and Pioneertown International Film Festival, demonstrating the impact of the Western genre on global movie-making.  

Post-screening Q&A with director Torben Bech and producer Magnus Kristiansen 

Directed by Torben Bech | Starring Michael Ray Escamilla, Bre Blair, and Jack Elliot Ybarra 

The What is a Western? Film Series explores the wide range of movies that can be considered Westerns, and the ways in which they shape our understanding of the American West. Each screening includes a guest lecturer who will introduce the film and explain its significance in the genre.  

Swamp Lion (2022) - Official Trailer (4K)

Land Acknowledgment

The Autry Museum of American West acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). We recognize that the Autry Museum and its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Gabrielino/Tongva peoples and we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

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4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Located northeast of downtown, across from the Los Angeles Zoo.
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