The Last of the Mohicans
Loft Film Fest 2022!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 AT 7:00PM
General Admission: $12 | Loft Members: $10
Passes Not Accepted
Acclaimed actor Wes Studi in attendance to accept the 2022 Lofty Achievement Award!
James Fenimore Cooper’s classic novel gets a kinetic, romantic, action-packed retelling courtesy of acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann in this Oscar-winning adventure set against the panorama of a frontier wilderness ravaged by war. The last members of the Mohicans – including Uncas (Eric Schweig), his father Chingachgook (Russell Means), and his adopted brother Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis) – live peacefully alongside British colonists. But when Cora Munro (Madeline Stowe) and her sister, the daughters of a British Colonel, are kidnapped by the vengeful Magua (Wes Studi, in a riveting, career-launching performance), Hawkeye and Uncas must rescue them amidst a brutal conflict between the British, the French and Native American allies. Hawkeye and Cora’s passionate love story plays out against the backdrop of massive historical changes in Colonial America, making this the rare epic that is as intimate as it is sweeping. (Dir. by Michael Mann, 1992, USA, 113 mins., Rated R)
From small-town Oklahoma native to internationally acclaimed actor and musician, Wes Studi credits his passion and multi-faceted background for his powerful character portrayals that forever changed a Hollywood stereotype. Drawing from his rich life experience, Wes moved audiences with unforgettable performances, starting with his first film role in Powwow Highway, and continuing with Dances with Wolves, The Last of the Mohicans, Geronimo: An American Legend, and Heat, as well as James Cameron’s Avatar, Paul Weitz’s Being Flynn and Scott Cooper’s Hostiles. Breaking new ground, he brought fully-developed Native American characters to the screen, and then took his craft a step further, highlighting the success of Native Americans in non-traditional roles. In 2019, Wes received the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Award, an honorary Oscar statuette, given to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement. In addition to acting, Wes is an accomplished musician, author and longtime political activist. He’s taken a national leadership role in the promotion and preservation of indigenous languages, acting as the spokesperson for the Santa Fe-based Indigenous Language Institute, and working as a language consultant on several films, including Avatar and the PBS documentary, We Shall Remain.