American Indians in cinema

Seattle Film Institute director Lance Rhoades to speak for WWU CommUnity

Lance Rhoades, will present “American Indians in Cinema: Portrayals and Participation, Onscreen and Behind the Scene” on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. in the University Church for the Walla Walla University weekly CommUnity program. Rhoades will address the role cinema has played in producing, perpetuating, and challenging perceptions of American Indians in the past and present.

Rhoades is director of film studies at the Seattle Film Institute, a faculty member of the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program, and a program director for the Mercer Island Library and Arts Council. He has completed graduate studies in comparative literature and cinema studies at the University of Washington (UW), where he has taught several courses on American Indians in cinema. He has also been a researcher and instructor in the UW American Indian Studies department and was a recipient of the UW Excellence in Teaching Award.

Rhoades has presented talks around the world including in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. He teaches a humanities course each year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a member of the Humanities of Washington Speakers Bureau.

The University Church is located at 212 SW Fourth St., College Place. This event is free and open to the public.

Published Jan. 26, 2016

Lance Rhoades, a Seattle-based scholar, is a member of the Humanities of Washington Speakers Bureau.