Rasquache Mobile Cinema Screening

Oct 22

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Former site of George Rogers Clark statue, Corner of W. Main Street and Jefferson Park Avenue, Charlottesville

Join the Rasquache Mobile Cinema for a screening of work by Indigenous filmmakers, including Ethan Brown, Kevin Krigsvold, and Sky Hopinka. The event will take place on the site formerly occupied by the statue of George Rogers Clark. The Clark sculpture was one of four monuments to white supremacy in Charlottesville, torn down in July 2021. A guest speaker will deliver opening remarks to address the site.

Admission is free, and no registration is required. In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled.

Attendees are invited to bike to the screening with the Rasquache Mobile Cinema. Meet at 6 pm at Visible Records, located at 1740 Broadway Street, in Charlottesville.

The next Rasquache Mobile Cinema screening is Saturday, October 23. More details here.

Meet the Filmmakers

Ethan Brown is a Pamunkey artist working in multiple mediums. He resides on the Reservation in Virginia. Ethan’s work is led by intuition and takes inspiration from Pamunkey history and culture, Virginia’s flora and fauna, spirituality, and dreams. In 2020, Ethan co-directed his first film, Tsennacommacah with Federico Cuatlacuatl and Caleb Hendrickson.


Kevin Krigsvold is the President and CEO of Pamunkey Indian Enterprises. He is also a 7-time Emmy award winning television producer, a proud member of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe, and has more than 24 years of experience in the federal/government contracting world. Kevin attended Old Dominion University, where he majored in Communication. Upon graduation, he initially worked at WAVY TV 10 and WTKR Channel 3 where he learned the craft of digital storytelling. After a few years in TV news, he accepted a NASA funded graduate school scholarship to Hampton University. In addition to graduate school, he also accepted a job at NASA Langley Research Center as an associate producer for NASA Langley’s budding television production team. As an associate producer, he was on the ground floor of the production of a NASA STEM-based television program entitled NASA CONNECT. This program earned numerous awards and the title of “Best Distance Learning Program in the Country”. Based on this success, Kevin was promoted to Senior Producer and Program Manager where he eventually managed and created numerous television and radio programs including NASA’s Destination Tomorrow,  NASA 360, The Discovery Now Radio Program, and NASA X.  For his efforts, Kevin has been awarded more than 60 professional peer reviewed awards, including seven (7) Emmy awards. Kevin’s greatest claim to fame is being a successful husband to his wife Sasha, and father to his beautiful children, Sabine and Roman.


Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians) was born and raised in Ferndale, Washington and spent a number of years in Palm Springs and Riverside, CA, Portland, OR, and Milwaukee, WI. In Portland he studied and taught chinuk wawa, a language indigenous to the Lower Columbia River Basin. His video, photo, and text work centers around personal positions of Indigenous homeland and landscape, designs of language as containers of culture expressed through personal, documentary, and non-fictional forms of media. He received his BA from Portland State University in Liberal Arts and his MFA in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and teaches at Bard College.

His work has played at various festivals including ImagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival, Images, Wavelengths, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Sundance, and Projections. His work was a part of the 2016 Wisconsin Triennial and the 2017 Whitney Biennial and the 2018 FRONT Triennial. He was a guest curator at the 2019 Whitney Biennial and was a part of Cosmopolis #2 at the Centre Pompidou. He was awarded jury prizes at the Onion City Film Festival, the More with Less Award at the 2016 Images Festival, the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker at the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival, the New Cinema Award at the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival and the Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists in the Emerging artist category for 2018. He was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in 2018-2019 and Sundance Art of Nonfiction Fellow for 2019, and is a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow.


Rasquache Mobile Cinema is supported by an Arts Enhancement Grant from the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts, with additional support from the Religion, Race & Democracy Lab.