- CUAG Downtown
An Evening with Howard Adler: Film Screening and Conversation
October 8, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
"Don't Let Them Do That To You," 2013, directed by Howard Adler
Howard Adler's here and he's queer. You won't forget his films.
Please join us for a screening of short films by filmmaker and artist Howard Adler, and a conversation between him and musician and composer Melody McKiver.
Watch the screening here. After the screening, we’ll convene on Zoom for the conversation with Howard and Melody.
Howard Adler’s films are funny, insightful and indelible. They range in tone and subject, and from the documentary to experimental. To Be Continued co-curators Anna Shah Hoque and Cara Tierney have chosen films in which Adler turns his curious and critical eye on himself: queer, Ottawan, Jewish, Anishinaabe.
In Native Nibbles (2017), Adler’s drag persona Corey-Sleeps-with-Bears travels to Toronto to bake a not-so-nice birthday cake for Canada’s sesquicentennial. Don’t Let Them Do That To You (2013) is an experimental short focused on the “unnamed” “Anishinaabe Scout” statue and the “Champlain” statue, located in Ottawa at Major’s Hill Park and at Nepean Point, respectively. STATUS (2014) is a short film that dispels myths and misconceptions about “Indian status” in Canada. Plus there’s more!
An Evening with Howard Adler is presented as part of Stonecroft Symposium: To Be Continued.
Howard Adler (Anishinaabe/Jewish) is a filmmaker and video artist, and co-founder of Asinabka Film Festival.
Melody McKiver (Anishinaabe/Scottish) is a musician, composer and media artist based out of Sioux Lookout / Lac Seul First Nation / Treaty #3.