SANTA FE ― The New Mexico History Museum has partnered with Link TV for a special screening of the Emmy® award-winning arts and culture series ARTBOUND, which showcases the new documentary film “Charles Lummis: Reimagining the American West.”
The event is free to the public and explores Charles Fletcher Lummis – one of the Southwest’s key and most controversial figures, at 6 p.m. July 29, at the New Mexico History Museum. Lummis had a profound impact on the Santa Fe region, having lived on the Isleta Pueblo where he was a strong advocate for American Indian rights.
The screening is in advance of the documentary’s telecast at 9 p.m. ET/PT Tuesday, Aug. 2 on Link TV (available on DirecTV channel 375 and DISH network 9410).
The screening will be followed by a conversation with Andrew Wulf, PH.D, director, New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors and Juan Devis, KCETLink Media Group’s senior vice president of Content Development, Original Content and Production.
“Charles Lummis: Reimagining the American West” chronicles the life and legacy of the Southwest an icon who was known to many as a writer and editor of the Los Angeles Times, then known as The Los Angeles Daily Times; an avid collector and preservationist; an indigenous peoples’ rights activist and the founder of LA’s first museum: the Southwest Museum of the American Indian. Lummis’ personality was described as genius and idiosyncratic as he captured the ethos of an era and a region.
The documentary will give viewers an in-depth look at his fascinating life through the eyes of key historians and experts including William Deverell (director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West), William Estrada (curator of California and American History and chair of History Department for the Natural History Museum), Liza Posas (head librarian, Braun Research Library / archivist, Autry Museum of the American West), and Lummis’ granddaughter, Suzanne Lummis (Southern California poet/writer, arts organizer and educator).