Te Ata

The Roxy Theater is proud to present the Indigenous Cinema Series in partnership with the Indigenous Film Festival, a weekly series in November intended to highlight indigenous stories in honor of National Native American Heritage Month.

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 culture, Te Ata’s journey to find her true calling led her through isolation, discovery, love and a stage career that culminated in performances for a United States president, European royalty and audiences across the world.  Yet, of all the stories she shared, none are more inspiring than her own.

Panel discussion to follow the film.



Te Ata



Screening Times

Sponsored By Humanities Montana

Film Info

Nathan Frankowski, 2018, US, 105 minutes, PG

Genre: Biography, Drama
Cast Members: Q'orianka Kilcher, Gil Birmingham, Graham Greene, Brigid Brannagh
Format: Digital