Moroni for President - Virtual Cinema Release

Virtual Cinema Release

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Frameline & Roxie Virtual Cinema Present: Moroni for President 

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About this Event

On August 21, join usfor the Virtual Cinema release of Moroni for President, a documentary examining Democracy, LGBTQ+ rights and the meaning of Indigenous identity in the largest Native American tribe in the United States.

Tickets are $10 and good for one viewing of the film in a 10 day period.

The film is presented in partnership with the Roxie Cinema in San Francisco and will continue its’ virtual cinema release through end of September in arthouse cinemas nationwide.
 
About the Film:
 
The Navajo Nation is the largest Native American reservation in the United States. Every four years, the Navajo tribe elects its president, whom many consider the most powerful Native American in the country. The film centers on Moroni Benally, an underdog candidate with radical ideas, whose homespun campaign originated out of frustration about the lack of progress in the reservation where he grew up. The witty academic embarks on a grueling, lonely campaign, discovering soon enough that theory does not necessarily prepare you for the daily dirt of politics.
 
As the election unfolds, the film delves into Moroni’s layered identity as a Mormon and gay Navajo man and, along the way, expands to include other LGBTQ+ characters working for political opponents. This includes Zachariah George, eccentric assistant to the incumbent president , with a love for beauty pageants, traditional singing and the Navajo language; and Alray Nelson, an LGBTQ+ rights advocate and campaign manager of one of the frontrunners. Through its characters, Moroni for President examines the world of LGBTQ+ rights and the meaning of identity in the Navajo Nation, while shining a light on the pressing social issues facing Native Americans in the United States.

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Moroni for President will go live at 12:00AM on Friday, August 21st. The content will be accessible for one viewing with your ticket until Midnight on Monday, August 31st.