The One Heart Festival, which shines a spotlight on the work of Native American artists and filmmakers, returns to the Bing to again bring audiences the kind of POVs that mainstream Hollywood completely and callously ignores. Last year’s flagship fest boasted a screening of the gentle character study Smoke Signals and a panel hosted by its author, Sherman Alexie. This year’s festivities, meanwhile, open with New Zealand director Taika Waititi’s wonderful comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople; also in the mix are the documentary Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock, a look at the work of regional actress DeLanna Studi, a collection of short films and a workshop with artist Steven Paul Judd.
Fri, Sept. 8 and Sat, Sept. 9 • $10-$15 per film, $50 full festival pass • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague • oneheartfestival.org
— Nathan Weinbender