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Honoring U.S. Air Force Veteran Karen Lynn Yazzie

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer offer condolences to the family and loved ones of Navajo veteran Karen Lynn Yazzie, who passed away at the age of 48.

USAF E3 Karen Lynn Yazzie served in the U.S. Air Force for...

‘Together’ examines a relationship falling apart

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Alcohol ruined Kelly and Mason’s life together. Months after their breakup, just as Kelly is in recovery and Mason is hitting bottom, a mutual friend’s suicide brings them back together.

The reunion forces them to confront their life choices, the damage they have done to themselves and others, and the ferocity of the love they shared. We can feel how much they want to be together, even as they both know they’re idealizing the relationship in hindsight. Along the way some emotional bombs drop, threatening to drive both men to the brink.

Writer-director Stanley Bain packs a lot of emotion into 18 minutes, and there are no easy answers here. We’re left to wonder whether Kelly...

Local filmmaker overcomes obstacles to realize a dream

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Growing up on the Navajo Reservation, Stanley Bain was afraid to dream. The future looked less than hopeful: graduate from Holbrook High School in Arizona, then get a dead-end job there or in some other bordertown. Grander opportunities seemed out of reach.

“I didn’t think I was afforded or had the right to dream,” Bain recalled. “I could maybe find a job in town. I didn’t think I was allowed to dream and do what I wanted to do. I felt alone.”

A lot has changed. Today Bain is realizing his dream of being a filmmaker, working the festival circuit with his short film “Together” and pursuing new projects.

“Together” screened at the Santa Fe Film Festival over the...

‘Death on the Nile’ brings a fresh take to a Christie classic

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Running Time: 127 minutes

This film opens exclusively in movie theaters on Feb. 11.

When it comes to murder/mysteries, no one can top Agatha Christie. The late author’s written works revolving around private detective Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple are so iconic and beloved that they have been adapted to film and television on multiple occasions.

“Death on the Nile” serves as one of the most famous books in the author’s resume. So, what can one do to differentiate and add a few twists to the story?

If you are director/star Kenneth Branagh, the answer is changing the histories of a few suspects and adding an elaborate backstory about the lead...

The 2022 Santa Fe Film Festival offers viewers a wide variety of independent films

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“Delicate State” will be screening at the Santa Fe Film Festival on Feb. 12. “Shoveling Pixie Dust: A Memoir” is playing on Feb. 13 with the filmmaker in attendance. Online all-screening passes are also available through the official festival website for those who cannot attend the event in person.

Attending film festivals is a great way to check out exciting independent features, as well as up-and-coming talent. This year, the Santa Fe Film Festival has a full slate of more than 150 movies for enthusiasts to take in. While it is impossible to see everything available for viewing at these events, there are always new discoveries to be made. This reviewer was sent two...

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