Film Screening Of ‘California Indian’ Coming To Cal State San Bernardino

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– – Cal State San Bernardino’s Cross Cultural Center will host a premiere viewing of “California Indian,” a drama of a Pomo Indian tribe’s struggles, on Thursday, Jan. 19.

The movie will be shown at the Santos Manuel Student Union Theater at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door and is open to the public. Seating is limited. Parking is $5 at the university.

The film was written and directed by Timothy Ramos, who also stars in the film. Ramos plays a Pomo Indian and successful Los Angeles radio host who return to the reservation to help save the Tule Lake Rancheria from a seedy casino investor, ultimately claiming sovereignty of their Native American rights.

Filmed on location at the Pomo Indian Rancheria in Northern California, the film depicts the struggles inherent on reservations today and is based on true characters and events. “California
Indian” attempts to dispel the stereotypes and myths about modern Native American culture while showcasing the depths of the heritage that thrives today.

The film also features Gil Birmingham, Julia Jones, Gary Farmer and Mark Boone Jr., and is produced by Chris Eyre. A question and answer session after the film will be led by Ramos.

For more information, contact Tamara Holder at CSUSB’s Cross Cultural Center at (909) 537-7204.

For information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit

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