SAM NOBLE MUSEUM TO HOST ONE-TIME SCREENING OF NAVAJO-LANGUAGE STAR WARS™
NORMAN – The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History will host a free public screening of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope dubbed in the Navajo language at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27.
The first screening of this special version of Star Wars was shown for the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. The excitement over the initial release this past summer has carried across the country. Many groups, not just Native American audiences, have expressed interest in seeing this iconic film with a new twist.
The screening of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope dubbed in Navajo is sponsored by the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department, the Navajo Nation Museum, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, and Deluxe. Recording of this film was done at Native-owned Knifewing Studios in Gallup, NM.
Locations were chosen primarily on the basis of their Native American population. As part of the arrangement with Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox, all screenings will be free; however, certain venues may require an RSVP. Please check with the local venues listed for details about screening requirements.
Friday or Saturday Oct. 4, at the Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.
Sunday Oct. 6 at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Ariz.
Friday Oct. 11 at the Kimo Theater, Albuquerque, N.M.
Friday Oct. 18 Utah at the Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake City, UT.
Saturday Oct. 19 at the Denver Film Center, Denver, Colo.
Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman, Okla.
Friday Nov. 1 at the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Wednesday Nov. 6 at the American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco, Calif.
Saturday Nov. 9 at the Red Nations Film Festival, Los Angeles, Calif.
For more information on this film and screening dates and locations, visit www.navajonationmusem.com, the Navajo Nation Museum on Facebook or call the Navajo Nation Museum at (928) 871-7941.
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The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is located on the OU Norman campus at Timberdell Road and Chautauqua Avenue.
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 65 and up, and $3 for youth ages 6 to 17. Children ages 5 and under are admitted free. Discounts are available for military personnel and their immediate families. For accommodations on the basis of disability, call (405) 325-4712.
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