The Lied Center for Performing Arts’ MOSAIC series strives to present work that is idea-driven, curiosity-fueled and radically inclusive. The new MOSAIC Film Festival will feature two films that embody those ideals, both created by Ingrid Holmquist, a Nebraska native and University of Nebraska–Lincoln alumna.
The two-night event will begin Nov. 17 with “Chief Standing Bear’s Journey to Statuary Hall,” presented in cooperation with the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs and the Office of the Chancellor. “Guanajuato Norte” will be presented Nov. 18. Both films are free to attend, but tickets are required. There is also the option to select a paid ticket to support the Lied Center. Both events will also be available to stream live from the Lied Center. Tickets and streaming links are available here.
“Chief Standing Bear’s Journey to Statuary Hall,” Nov. 17, 7 p.m. — This documentary recounts the true story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear and his trailblazing human rights court case in 1879, leading to his designation as a Nebraska hero with his statue dedicated and installed in Statuary Hall in 2019. A panel discussion will follow the movie. Panelists include Tom Brewer, state senator and Statuary Hall selection committee chair; Judi gaiashkibos, executive director of the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs; Benjamin Victor, Standing Bear sculptor; Larry Wright Jr. Ponca Tribe of Nebraska chairman; and Holmquist.
“Guanajuato Norte,” Nov. 18, 7 p.m. — This award-winning documentary follows Wenceslao Contreras Galvan, a migrant farmworker in Connecticut, and his sacrifice of being away from his family to provide a better life for his children in Mexico. The film was selected for multiple film festivals, including DOC NYC, and was acquired by The New Yorker. A panel discussion will follow the movie. Panelists include Lazaro Arturi Spindola, executive director of the Latino American Commission, and Holmquist. More panelists will be announced.
The film festival is supported by the Lied Center’s MOSAIC Circle, which includes Priscilla C. Grew, Colleen Jones, Rhonda Seacrest, and Art and Chris Zygielbaum.