In conjunction with the exhibition This is Not a Silent Movie on view at Museum of Contemporary Craft from January 31 – April 19, 2014, MoCC and Hollywood Theatre present On the Ice , an engrossing and suspenseful feature film debut by filmmaker Andrew Okpeaha MacLean.
On the Ice tells the story of two teenage boys going about their lives in the comfortable claustrophobia of an isolated Alaskan town. Early one morning, on a seal hunt with another teenager, an argument between the three boys quickly escalates into a tragic accident. Bonded by their dark secret, the two best friends are forced to create one fabrication after another in order to survive.
This Is Not A Silent Movie: Four Contemporary Alaska Native Artists is centered around four acclaimed Alaska Native artists whose groundbreaking contemporary works question institutional methods of identifying Native heritage, examine their own mixed-race identities, and challenge perceptions and stereotypes about indigenous peoples.