Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe is a poet, performer, video/filmmaker and loving Auntie. Her work is about ancestors, spirit, politics, contradictions, humor, confronting white supremacy and always about healing. Her video short Art Letter premiered on Twin Cities Public Television in 2012. Thought Woman- The Life and Ideas of Paula Gunn Allen is her full length film and has been a true labor of love. More at- https://sites.google.com/site/ellenhinch/
Thought Woman- The Life and Ideas of Paula Gunn Allen
We will be visiting with Filmmaker Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe. We will be talking about her new film about writer Paula Gunn Allen. Watch a preview here- http://vimeo.com/76671748
Paula was a Two Spirit/lesbian from the Laguna Pueblo people and of Lebanese, Scottish and Metis descent. She wrote the groundbreaking book The Sacred Hoop- Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions as well as novels, essays, poetry and literary criticism.
The film features extensive interviews with Paula, archival footage and personal photographs, excerpts from a radio interview with Paula in 1991. The film also features music by The Neeconis Women Singers, interviews and music from her daughter Lauralee Brown, artwork and an appearance from her granddaughter Jade Red Moon and several artists/activists/writers reading excerpts of her work. Thought Woman- The Life and Ideas of Paula Gunn Allen is a personal, beautiful film about a brilliant, hilarious woman and her bold thinking on politics, history, and spirit.
You are invited to a free screening of the film. Here is the information need to see it.