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March 10, 2006 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
"Trudell" makes you sad two times over. First because of the tragic things that have happened to the documentary's subject, Native American poet and activist John Trudell. Second because there is a better documentary on the man's life than this film is in a position to deliver. There's no doubt Trudell is a significant figure in the counterculture politics of 20th century America.
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March 10, 2006 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
"Trudell" makes you sad two times over. First because of the tragic things that have happened to the documentary's subject, Native American poet and activist John Trudell. Second because there is a better documentary on the man's life than this film is in a position to deliver. There's no doubt Trudell is a significant figure in the counterculture politics of 20th century America.
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July 18, 1992 | DON SNOWDEN MIKE BOEHM..BD: SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After years as an underground figure, John Trudell has good reason for feeling that his "world is in a whirl" these days. The poet-performer, who appears with his Graffitiman band at At My Place in Santa Monica tonight, played prominent roles in two Michael Apted-directed movies that were released this year: the Robert Redford-produced documentary "Incident at Oglala" and the drama "Thunderheart" (starring Val Kilmer and Sam Shepard).
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July 18, 1992 | DON SNOWDEN MIKE BOEHM..BD: SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After years as an underground figure, John Trudell has good reason for feeling that his "world is in a whirl" these days. The poet-performer, who appears with his Graffitiman band at At My Place in Santa Monica tonight, played prominent roles in two Michael Apted-directed movies that were released this year: the Robert Redford-produced documentary "Incident at Oglala" and the drama "Thunderheart" (starring Val Kilmer and Sam Shepard).
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September 8, 1992 | Aleene MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Anniversary Time "Out in Front," a weekend of theater, comedy, music, poetry and dance celebrating the Mark Taper Forum's 25th season, will take place on the Taper's stage Oct. 1-4. American Indian musician John Trudell and his Graffiti Man band and the Latino comedy troupe Culture Clash will perform each evening.
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April 28, 1989 | CLAUDIA PUIG and SHAUNA SNOW and ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Actress Whoopi Goldberg and musician-poet John Trudell will be among those performing at a Sunday memorial for political activist Abbie Hoffman, who died April 12. Dubbed "Steal This Wake," as a take-off on Hoffman's "Steal This Book," the memorial will include speakers Anita Hoffman, Ron Kovic, author Daniel Ellsberg, author-activist Tim Leary, political satirist Paul Krassner, David Dellinger of the Chicago Seven, and Ramona Ripston, executive director...
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May 15, 1994 | Kenneth Turan
Directed by Michael Apted, this 1992 release is a kind of spiritual thriller, a moderately diverting programmer in which a predictable shoot-'em-up plot is slickly intertwined with Native American religious customs and beliefs. Although the film tends to take itself too seriously, it is enlivened by some appealing acting and vivid camera work that saves it from the abyss.
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October 1, 1992
Indian rights activist John Trudell will vent his spleen most eloquently when he offers a spoken-word performance Wednesday at the Insomniac Coffeehouse in Ventura. The show begins at 8 p.m. Cost for the program at the Mayfair Theatre, 793 Santa Clara St., is $4. Trudell, a Santee Sioux, was born in Omaha and has been writing poetry since 1979. He turned to poetry as a form of therapy after the death of his wife, children and mother-in-law in a fire.
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May 21, 1992
Acelebration of American Indian heritage Monday at Ojai's Libbey Park will focus on preserving cultural awareness for future generations. The first "Good Red Day"--sponsored by the Rainy MountaiN. Indigenous People's Education Project--will feature a special program of traditional storytelling, dances, songs and crafts from noon to 11 p.m. The first part of the event will focus on traditional folklore and lifestyles.
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