Screening of Reservation Dogs

Sat 11/4/2023 • 7:30PM - 9:30PM PDT

Q&A with producers-writers-directors Sterlin Harjo and Tazbah Rose Chavez, moderated by David Delgado Shorter, UCLA Professor of World Arts and Cultures/Dance.

Admission is free. No advance reservations. Your seat will be assigned to you when you pick up your ticket at the box office. Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. The box office opens one hour before the event.

From co-creators and executive producers Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, FX’s Reservation Dogs is a landmark half-hour dramedy that follows the exploits of Elora Danan (Devery Jacobs), Bear Smallhill (D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai), Willie Jack (Paulina Alexis) and Cheese (Lane Factor), four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma. The series also features an extended cast of memorable characters including Spirit (Dallas Goldtooth), tribal officer Big (Zahn McClarnon), cannabis-loving Brownie (Gary Farmer), physics-obsessed Bucky (Wes Studi), the enigmatic Deer Lady (Kaniehtiio Horn) and many, many more.

Filmed on location in Oklahoma, Reservation Dogs is a breakthrough in Indigenous representation on television, both in front of and behind the camera. Every writer, director and series regular on the show is Indigenous. This first-of-its-kind creative team tells a story that resonates with them and their lived experiences.

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