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Shaandiin Tome’s Mud accepted into 2018 Sundance Film Festival

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The 9-minute short features talent from Shiprock, Albuquerque, and Fort Defiance

LOS ANGELES — The Sundance Institute released its Indie Episodic, Shorts and Special Events selections for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on Dec. 4.

Among those chosen is Mud (Hashtł’ishnii) a film about Ruby, a young Navajo...

Navajo models host ‘meet and greet’ for Thunderbird Supply Company

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Models for the Thunderbird Supply Company signed calendars and posters at the company’s flagship operation in Gallup on Dec. 2. The meet and greet was part of an effort to get Christmas shoppers into the store.

Founded in 1971, Thunderbird has been steadily supplying individual crafts people and manufacturers with raw materials to make the beautiful southwestern style jewelry that dominates the area.

General manager Danny Thomason has been with the company since 1978.

Thomason joked about his long association with Thunderbird.

“I guess I’m part of the original furniture,” he said.

Through the years, Thomason has seen the operation bloom into the thriving jewelry supply...

Delegate Yazzie congratulates Navajo elders during the Churchrock Senior Center grand opening celebration

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CHURCHROCK, N.M. – On Dec. 1, Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie (Churchrock, Iyanbito, Mariano Lake, Pinedale, Smith Lake, Thoreau) participated in the grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration for the Churchrock Senior Center, located approximately nine miles east of Gallup.

The newly constructed 5,500-square foot center features an administrative office, two activity areas, a dining room, two bathrooms with showers, a fully equipped kitchen with two pantries, craft storage, and a fireplace. The new center was constructed using the New Mexico capital outlay projects funding.

During the event, Yazzie commended the community of Churchrock, tribal and New Mexico leadership, and the...

‘Parading Around’

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A consistently entertaining Disaster Artist features remarkable performances

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 104 min.

I suppose, to a certain degree, how much one enjoys the new biopic The Disaster Artist might have something to do with how appreciative one is of the surreal 2003 drama, The Room. This biopic chronicles the making of the cult item that many describe as “so-bad-it’s-good,” as much as they do the eccentric man who made it. Even still, it’s hard to believe that audiences unfamiliar with the events upon which the movie is based won’t be enraptured by the enjoyable strangeness on display.

Based on the non-fiction book, this tale begins with aspiring thespian Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) meeting enigmatic and over-the-top...
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