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Exclusive Clip from Indie Film ‘Shouting Secrets’

From director Korinna Sehringer, “Shouting Secrets” is a touching drama about a Native American family who came together after somebody dies from an unfortunate stroke.

The film has numerous known America-Indian cast members, including Chaske Spencer (“The Twilight Saga”), Q’Orianka Kilcher (“Sons of Anarchy”), Tyler Christopher (“General Hospital”), Tantoo Cardinal (“Dances with Wolves”) and Tonantzin Carmelo (“Into the West”).

Here is the synopsis of the film:

Shouting Secrets is the tale of a fractured family brought together by tragedy. A richly realized portrait of kin repairing bonds once thought irretrievably broken. Wesley (Chaske Spencer of the Twilight series), a young, successful novelist, long ago left Arizona and the San Carlos Apache Reservation in his rear view mirror. He remains close to his mother June (Tantoo Cardinal) but alienated the rest of the family (Q’orianka Kilcher, Tyler Christopher, Gil Birmingham) with his autobiographical bestseller. He has no intention of
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Film Pro Cyril Morin Releases New Film 'The Activist'

Hollywood pro and longtime film score composer Cyril Morin has released his newly directed film The Activist in Los Angeles.

I have seen it and it is a serious sobering work about the Native American movement that gripped America in the '70's and is now practically forgotten. Thanks to Cyril this subject is before us again in his eloquent new work.

In 1973, members of the American Indian Movement began an armed rebellion at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Wounded Knee, North Dakota that grabbed the attention of the world..

Elsewhere at the same time, two activists are arrested and held at an isolated sheriff’s sub-station. One is Marvin (Chadwick Brown), a lawyer whose Native American wife (Tonantzin Carmelo) died in a purported accident. The other is Bud (Michael Spears of “Dances With Wolves”), the dead woman’s brother. Both suspect that Anna was actually murdered. They’re assigned a conscientious lawyer, Claire (Alena von Stroheim, granddaughter of Erich von Stroheim) who begins to dig. Meanwhile, they’re visited by an associate of the Nixon Administration (Ron Rogge) , a Senator, and a Hollywood star (King Orba) who is also a political activist on behalf of Native Americans. Why are Marvin and Bud being held, and why are they the subject of so much interest?

When it becomes apparent that Anna had learned of a plot by corporate interests to ravage the land for profit, perpetrating an ecological disaster that would endanger thousands of lives, all one need do is follow the money. The cause of Anna’s demise is also apparent. Will the plots of evil men be revealed? Will Claire win freedom for the activists? What will happen now to Marvin and Bud? French / Us film-maker Cyril Morin is best known for composing scores for dozens of films and TV shows before branching into writing for the screen and directing.

His next feature, “Hacker’s Game” is currently in post-production. As he notes, Europeans are more interested in the recent history of Native Americans than is the general North American population. The struggle of Native Americans for justice continues, which means “The Activist” is timely in 2014, although set in a backdrop of events occurring several decades prior. Over-reaching government, corporate greed, and the rights of the oppressed are themes that are still with us.
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The Legend of Hohokam Close to Finding a Director

We’re always on the lookout for interesting films currently gearing up for production, and we’ve been contacted by the team behind the movie The Legend of Hohokam with some news on directors circling the project.

The Hohokam people disappeared from their Arizona homeland in the 15th century and this new film will tell their story, we’re promised, in the style of Dances with Wolves and Apocalypto. There’s sure to be some outstanding location work and the filmmakers describe the premise thus,

The film is action packed romantic character driven story of the Hohokam tribe and what may have happened to them.

So far Tonantzin Carmelo has signed up and Raw Leiba, soon to be seen in the new Conan film, is on board in a producing capacity and the directors currently being sought include Seth Grossman who was behind 2009′s Butterfly Effect:Revelations and Ernest Dickerson, a
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Lost love and revenge in Age of the Gunslinger

Metrodome is releasing Age of the Gunslinger on DVD in the UK on July 5.

Billed as a haunting tale of lost love and revenge, this Certificate 12 release sees James Conner's childhood destroyed in a flash of a single gunshot when his father (William Sadler, The Shawshank Redemption) is murdered by the town's psychotic saloon owner Will Tunney (Angus Macfadyen, Braveheart).

Fifteen years later James returns as an aimless bounty hunter, to claim the bounty on Will's head and reunite with his childhood sweetheart, Mary Cooper (Marnie Alton, Love On The Side), Will has become even more powerful and crushes James, leaving him for dead.

When two native Americans, Washakie (Michael Spears, Dances With Wolves) and Miakoda (Tonantzin Carmelo, Into the West) find James they challenge him to forgive and not seek vengeance.

James must look within himself to release his past and not be ruined by it.

There are no
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Native Voices at the Autry Presents World Premiere of Carbon Black, 11/7

Native Voices at the Autry, America's leading Native American theater company, launches its 2009-10 main stage play series with the world premiere of Carbon Black by Terry Gomez. The humor-tinged suspenseful psychological drama, directed by Native Voices Founder/Producing Artistic Director Randy Reinholz, runs Saturday, November 7 to Sunday, November 22, 2009 (previews begin Wednesday, November 4). Gripping and enigmatic, the play vividly portrays the relationship between an agoraphobic mother and her precocious son, who claims to have witnessed a horrific murder. The mother's refusal to acknowledge the tale and her crippling dependence on sensationalized media coverage of violence around the globe serve to hold them both hostage and isolated. The award-winning cast includes actress Tonantzín Carmelo, Sheila Tousey, Stephan Wolfert and Michael Drummond.
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Native Voices at the Autry Presents World Premiere of Carbon Black, 11/7

Native Voices at the Autry, America's leading Native American theater company, launches its 2009-10 main stage play series with the world premiere of Carbon Black by Terry Gomez. The humor-tinged suspenseful psychological drama, directed by Native Voices Founder/Producing Artistic Director Randy Reinholz, runs Saturday, November 7 to Sunday, November 22, 2009 (previews begin Wednesday, November 4). Gripping and enigmatic, the play vividly portrays the relationship between an agoraphobic mother and her precocious son, who claims to have witnessed a horrific murder. The mother's refusal to acknowledge the tale and her crippling dependence on sensationalized media coverage of violence around the globe serve to hold them both hostage and isolated. The award-winning cast includes actress Tonantzín Carmelo, Sheila Tousey, Stephan Wolfert and Michael Drummond.
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Mti Releasing Indie Spookshow Imprint

On February 10th, Mti Home Video will premiere Michael Linn's Native American chiller Imprint . Tonantzin Carmelo ( Unearthed ) stars as Shayla Stonefeather, a Native American attorney prosecuting a Lakota teen in a controversial murder trial, returns to the reservation to say goodbye to her dying father. After the teen is killed, ghostly happenings occur. Mti's presentation will include a commentary by Linn, a behind-the-scenes featurette and trailers. Click below for a hi-res version of the artwork and photos.
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Assorted horror DVD news

• Cover art has surfaced for Anchor Bay’s DVD of Julian Doyle’s Crowley (a.k.a. Chemical Wedding), which we first broke the news about here. The disc has a street date of March 10; we’ll keep you posted on the specs.

• Media Blasters sent along the cover art for its February 24 double-disc release of One Missed Call 3: Final, along with details on more early-2009 titles. The latest in the death-by-text-message series, to be issued under the Tokyo Shock banner, will be presented in anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen with Japanese 5.1 and 2.0 and English 2.0 soundtracks, with extras yet to be finalized. Retail price is $29.99. On the Shriek Show/Code Red label, the company has Terror Circus (a.k.a. Barn Of The Naked Dead) tentatively slated for January 27. The 1974 directorial debut of future art-house darling Alan Rudolph, starring Andrew Prine as a desert maniac who keeps woman captive, has been
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