Arts & Entertainment
Haskell University packs 'Black Cloud' screening

A capacity crowd at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas gave a standing ovation to "Black Cloud," the film about a Navajo boxer written, directed and produced by "NYPD Blue" / "Silver Spoons" actor Rick Schroder.

Schroder presented his film at the opening of the first-ever Stories-N-Motion Film Festival at Haskell. He said people in Hollywood told him no one would want to watch it and he had to obtain financing from tribes in order to make it.

Before heading to Haskell, Schroder visited the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas. He showed the movie to students at the Kickapoo Nation School.

The Stories-N-Motion festival, organized by Haskell's film club, continues through Monday.

Get the Story:
'Black Cloud' reigns inside Liberty Hall (The Lawrence Journal-World 4/1)
Haskell plans 1st film fest (The Lawrence Journal-World 3/28)
Actor visits Kickapoo students (The Topeka Capital-Journal 4/1)
Haskell student group ties in film festival (The Topeka Capital-Journal 4/1)

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