Film screenings happen every Wednesday at 8pm

Outdoor Film screenings are at dusk (sundown) out on the Comfort Station lawn.

Music performances happen every Thursday at 7pm

Art openings happen the first Saturday of every month, and are displayed for the entirety of the month

All other events happen intermittently


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2017 First Nations Film And Video Festival

  • Comfort Station 2579 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)

.Join us for a special selection curated and presented by Ernest Whiteman, director of the FNFVF. 

The program for the night includes the following pieces.

GET A JOB (1:30:00)

Advent (9:13)

No Reservations (11:04)

GET A JOB (1:30:00) Feature FIlm

Two friends attempt to find the dignity of gainful employment while bumbling through life and sharing the Aloha Spirit in Hawaii. Funny experiences enhance their journey while they share their special musicality and hilarious charms. The film entertains and the award winning soundtrack is woven seamlessly throughout the storyline. The Barefoot Natives, Willie K and Eric Gilliom, platform 18 original songs in the “GET A JOB” musical showcase. The story is laugh-out-loud funny as the duo finds their true salvation is in family, OHANA.

Brian Kohne (Native Hawaiian)

Advent (9:13)

A little alien boy comes to explore the Earth while trying to blend in. He has it all under control….until he discovers what it’s like to have a real human connection.

Directed by: Jonah T. Begay (Navajo Nation)

No Reservations (11:04)

What if the moccasin was on the other foot? NO RESERVATIONS is political satire inspired by true-life events, giving a hypothetical look at what life would be like if the roles in Standing Rock were reversed. Protests erupt as an upper-middle class Caucasian neighborhood attempts to thwart the construction of a pipeline from an Indigenous Corporation. Starring Lorne Cardinal as Joseph Stillwater, No Reservations aims to provide an alternative point of view of the political threads that have become so tense after the events in North Dakota. Bravely challenging its viewer from the perspective of both First Nations and Caucasian cultures, the film presents a unique point of view in its statement, and a voice of accountability to the Indigenous people of North America.

Written and directed by: Trevor Carroll (Ojibwe)

About First Nations: The purpose of the First Nations Film and Video Festival Inc. is to provide an appropriate venue for Native American film and video makers of all skill levels.
The First Nations Film and Video Festival Inc. advocates for and celebrates the works of Native American film and video that break racial stereotypes and promotes awareness of contemporary Native American issues and society.

TOTAL PROGRAM TIME: 1:50:17 (9:43)

Free and open to the public.