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Te-Ata: Story of Mary Thompson Fisher, One of the Greatest Native American Performers at MPL

Te-Ata

October 12, 7 p.m.

Produced by the Chickasaw Nation, this sweeping dramatization will screen at Montclair Art Museum before it opens commercially in theaters in New York! Te Ata (TAY’ AH-TAH) is based on the inspiring, true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, a woman who traversed cultural barriers to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. Born in Indian Territory and raised on the songs and stories of her Chickasaw tribe, Te Ata’s journey to find her true calling led her through isolation, discovery, love, and a stage career that culminated in performances for a United States president, European royalty, and audiences across the world. Yet of all the stories she shared, none are more inspiring than her own.

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Montclair Art Museum's Rand Gallery of Native American Art will be open before the screening from 5 to 7 p.m. Come early to learn more about the Rand Forum, a dynamic group passionate about Native American Art.

A Q&A with Q'orianka Kilcher, star of the film; Jeannie Barbour, screenwriter and official Chickasaw historian; and Mark Urman, film distributor, will follow the screening, as well as a light reception.

FREE; Registration required at http://te-ata.eventbrite.com

Starts: 10/12/2017 at 7:00pm

Ends: 10/12/2017 at 9:00pm

Address: 3 South Mountain Avenue

Venue: Montclair Art Museum

City: Montclair

Zip Code: 07042

State: NJ

Contact Person: Catherine Mastrangelo

Phone: 973-746-5555

Email: cmastrangelo@montclairartmusum.org

Website: http:///www.montclairartmuseum.org

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