At the invitation of the White House Office of Public Engagement, SFUAD Film School Chair Chris Eyre recently screened his latest film, “The Seventh Fire,” at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C.
Eyre executive produced “The Seventh Fire” — a haunting and visually arresting nonfiction film about the Native American gang crisis — in conjunction with Terrence Malick and Natalie Portman. It was directed by Jack Pettibone Riccobono.
A White House post-screening panel discussion about criminal justice reform and Native American gang culture immediately followed the screening. Panelists included Eyre and the other filmmakers, Bill Keller, editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project, Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate, federal officials and others. The panel can be viewed via the The White House’s YouTube channel.
The North American premiere of “The Seventh Fire” took place in October 2015 as part of the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico.