October 8 2008, 12:47 PM
What: Denver's Indigenous Film and Arts Festival proves that Native American film has moved way beyond the quirky 1998 flick Smoke Signals. Why: From serious to lighthearted, the festival's narratives, documentaries, and shorts illustrate indigenous lifestyles from L.A. to Alaska to New Zealand. Bonus: Several of the featured films' directors will be on-hand for post-screening discussions. Details: Through Mon, times vary. Locations vary. $5-$9.50. For more information, visit www.iiirm.org.