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.