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Weaving Story, Culture, and Landscape through Filmmaking with Jill Momaday

May 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

“The moon awakens me this morning… voices of the old ones talking to me, guiding me through spirit whispers in my head. I listen…” ~ Jill Momaday

Join us for an evening with Jill Momaday, Jim, and Linda Burke Visiting Scholar at Oklahoma State’s Doel Reed Center in Taos. The evening includes a screening of her PBS documentary, Return to Rainy Mountain, a visual and poetic journey through storied landscape of the Kiowa people exploring oral traditions, family, and cultural identity. The screening will be followed by brief reading and Q&A.

Jill Momaday is a mother, actor, writer, and filmmaker whose film, Return to Rainy Mountain (PBS), documents her Kiowa heritage and life in the arts as the daughter of Pulitzer Prize-winning author, N. Scott Momaday. Raised in an artistic and literary family, Jill studied theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico and modeled in New York and Paris. Her film credits include Tony Hillerman’s Coyote Waits, directed by Jan Egglesen and produced by Robert Redford; The Desperate Trail, directed by Paul Pesche; and Silent Tongue, written and directed by Sam Shepard.

This event is sponsored by Oklahoma State University’s Doel Reed Center in Taos & The Harwood Museum of Art.


May 25, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Harwood Museum of Art
238 Ledoux Street, Taos
Taos, 87571
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