DBRL's One Read: INAATE/SE/

September 17 Only!

In collaboration with the Daniel Boone Regional Library's One Read program, Ragtag is thrilled to present a free screening of INAATE/SE/. In this inventive, experimental documentary, directors Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil upend traditional storytelling as they explore the construction of contemporary indigenous identity. INAATE/SE/ re-imagines an ancient Ojibway story, the Seven Fires Prophecy, which both predates and predicts first contact with Europeans. Preceded by The Violence of a Civilization Without Secrets, the Khalil brothers' new short film, which investigates the legacy of "Kennewick Man."

"What emerges is partly a portrait of the filmmakers' hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula... and partly an emphatically counter-archival investigation... There's much else besides — animated fantasias, satirical remixing, goofy humor, and psychedelic interludes — all of which amounts to a cinematic language that's utterly uncategorizable: dynamic, hilarious, angry, and sensorially overwhelming, but never passive." (Leo Goldsmith, The Brooklyn Rail)

An Afterwords discussion will follow the screening. Afterwords is Ragtag's discussion series where we invite special guests to help us better understand a new movie. Supported by the Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs.




About the DBRL ONE READ Selection:


Killers of the Flower Moon book cover"Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" is a compelling work of true crime that will captivate fiction and nonfiction readers alike.

When white settlers pushed the Osage Nation into Oklahoma in the 1800s, the tribe retained the mineral rights to the infertile land they were forced to call home. The subsequent discovery of oil made the Osage rich, and the U.S. government appointed white "guardians" to help manage their wealth. In the early 1920s, a number of Osage Indians suddenly died under mysterious circumstances or were outright murdered. This campaign of terror spurred young J. Edgar Hoover and his newly established FBI to investigate, ultimately uncovering shocking depths of greed, bigotry and corruption. David Grann's dogged research and spellbinding storytelling combine to create a riveting true-crime narrative.


Ragtag's Free Ticket policy:

Tickets to free events are available at our box office starting at noon the day of the show (unless otherwise noted). No more than four free tickets will be given to one person.

A free ticket guarantees you a seat until 10 minutes before showtime and not after. If all tickets have been distributed and there are open seats at 10 till, we will start seating the theater from the waiting list (queue). Ticket holders will continue to be admitted at this time if seats are available. This policy allows us to start on time and give the audience a distraction-free experience.