The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) will have 'Free' screenings of “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” dubbed in the Navajo Nation Indian language. The first screening will be on Friday Nov. 1, 2013 in Washington D.C, at 7 p.m. The second screening will be on Sunday Nov. 3 in New York City at 2 p.m.
According to a press release sent out via email by NMAI on Oct. 29, 2013 - “The first major motion picture to be dubbed into Navajo. This version of 'Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope' was created by Manuelito Wheeler - director of the Navajo Nation Museum with support from the Navajo Nation. Join us for this free special screening. Dress as your favorite character and win prizes.”
According to the the official website of NMAI - “The New York premiere will be one of 11 venues across the country for this much-awaited film 'Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope' dubbed in the Navajo language and with English subtitles."
“This version of the movie has only been shown on or near the Navajo Nation. The excitement over the initial release this past summer has carried across the country. The Navajo Nation museum took the lead on this venture and then 'Lucasfilm', '20th Century Fox', and 'Deluxe' joined the effort to help audiences experience the film in the Navajo language.”
The museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., offers exhibition galleries and spaces for performances, lectures and symposia, research, and education.”
The Cultural Resources Center (CRC) in Suitland, Maryland, houses the museum's collections as well as the conservation, repatriation, and digital imaging programs, and research facilities.
The NMAI's off-site outreach efforts, often referred to as the "fourth museum," include websites, traveling exhibitions, and community programs.