McSwain Film Series continues with "Dancing on the Moon" Sept. 9

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

"Dancing on the Moon," a story of three Native American friends on their way to powwow, will be shown 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, at the McSwain Theatre in Ada, Okla.

The film is presented by the Chickasaw Nation Division of Arts and Humanities as part of the Holba' Kana'li Film Series.

Directed by Rodrick Pocowatchit of Pawnee, Shawnee and Comanche tribes, the movie portrays the emotional and physical setbacks the three friends experience during their journey.

"Dancing on the Moon" was developed with the assistance of the Sundance Institute, through its screenwriting labs and Native Initiative Program in 2002.

The movie has screened at several film festivals across United States as well as in Canada, Italy and the Netherlands.

It has also received several awards including the Special Jury Prize for Promising Newcomer for Mr. Pocowatchit at the 2003 American Indian Festival in San Francisco, Calif., Best Lead Actor in a Film for Guy Ray Pocowatchit at the 2004 American Indian L.A. Films and TV Awards in Hollywood, Calif., and Best Narrative Feature and Audience Award at the 2004 Kansas International Film Festival in Overland Park, Kansas. For more information, please visit

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or can be ordered at The theatre is located at 130 W. Main.

The Holba' Kana'li Film Series showcases Native American-made independent films that address the issues of Native American and Indigenous peoples.

For more information, please contact James Wallace at (580) 272-5520.