Te Ata – Chickasaw Woman’s Story Lights Up the Screen

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown April 19th, 2016 Last Updated on: April 19th, 2016

Te Ata (TAY’ AH-TAH) is based on the inspiring, true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, a woman who traversed cultural barriers to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. Born in Indian Territory, and raised on the songs and stories of her Chickasaw tribe, Te Ata’s journey to find her true calling led her through isolation, discovery, love and a stage career that culminated in performances for presidents and royalty. Yet of all the stories she shared with audiences, none are more inspiring than her own.

Te Ata is proudly produced by the Chickasaw Nation, and stars Q'orianka Kilcher, Graham Greene and Gil Birmingham.

No word on when it'll be released in theaters, but Te Ata will be shown at the 2nd annual Bentonville Film Festival May 3-8, 2016.

Screening Information:

Date- Wednesday, May 4 at 1:30 p.m.
Location- Downtown Bentonville/Cinetransformer Red
Purchase Tickets- www.BentonvilleFilmFestival.com

For more information on Te Ata, please visit http://www.teatathemovie.com/.

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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