Native American Film Series

The Abbe Museum's third annual film series brings important contemporary films by and about Native people to Bar Harbor. Filmmakers and scholars lead panel discussions following each film. Films are screened in the Community Gallery at the Downtown Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert Street, and are free and open to the public. For more information about the film series, visit or click on the film titles below.

If you missed Apache 8 don't fret...there are still two great films to go! Next up is Feature Film, Smoke Signals, based on the "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven," by Sherman Alexie. This is the first film written, directed, and acted completely by American Indians. Smoke Signals was critically acclaimed as one of the best films of the year and a distinguished winner at the Sundance Film Festival.

Smoke Signals
Thursday, November 3
7:00 -- 9:00 FREE

Off the Rez
Thursday, December 1
7:00 -- 9:00 FREE

Thanks to Reel Pizza, for making this event possible.

Photo Caption: Shoni Schimmel and her mother and coach, Cecilee Moses. Courtesy of Hock Films