Songs My Brothers Taught Me
Songs My Brothers Taught Me is set in the often starkly beautiful Badlands of South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; most of the key players are young Lakota Native... Read more
Songs My Brothers Taught Me
Directed by Chloe Zhao
Songs My Brothers Taught Me
The setting is the often starkly beautiful Badlands of South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; most of the key players are young Lakota Native Americans who attend Little Wound High School. Johnny and his preteen sister, Jashaun, spend time on horseback when they're not selling illegal liquor or tattoo-designed apparel. Director Chloe Zhao captures the subtleties of a marginalized existence in which the historic culture of a people can't compete on a level playing field with the modern problems of poverty, alcoholism, and violence. Amazingly, she embroiders her tale with moments of breathtaking natural beauty that offset the despair her characters struggle against. SONGS is an auspicious debut feature from a director whose superb eye is informed by the sophisticated and nuanced compassion she brings to her story. Synopsis courtesy of Film Forum.
"Whether the camera observes horseback riders atop a bluff or a distant thunderstorm on the horizon, you are mesmerized by the desolate beauty of the Great Plains and the changing sky overhead."
"The soulful naturalness of young screen-acting novices John Reddy and Jashaun St. John is what fuels the movie."
"It’s a wispy but charming story of two slightly adrift kids who just happen to live on a reservation, and willingly runs the risk of seeming a bit ordinary."
"...its poetic minimalism is atmospheric."
- Winner, Best Director, American Indian Film Festival
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|Mesilla Valley Film Society||Mesilla||NM||1469160000July 22 - July 28, 2016|
|Wexner Center for the Arts||Columbus||OH||1469160000July 22 - July 23, 2016|
|Cleveland Museum of Art||Cleveland||OH||1468123200July 10, 2016|
|Zeitgeist Arts Center||New Orleans||LA||1464321600May 27 - June 2, 2016|
|Flint Institute of Arts||Flint||MI||1464321600May 27 - May 29, 2016|
|The Loft Cinema||Tucson||AZ||1462852800May 10, 2016|
|Reel Pizza Cinerama||Bar Harbor||ME||1462852800May 10 - May 12, 2016|
|The Screen||Santa Fe||NM||1462507200May 6 - May 13, 2016|
|Oklahoma City Museum of Art||Oklahoma City||OK||1461902400April 29-May 1, May 5|
|State Theatre - Chamberlain||Chamberlain||SD||1461902400April 29 - May 5, 2016|
|Union Theatre||Milwaukee||WI||1461902400April 29 - April 30, 2016|
|State Theatre of Modesto||Modesto||CA||1460692800April 15 - April 21, 2016|
|Mary Riepma Ross Film Theatre||Lincoln||NE||1460692800April 15 - April 21, 2016|
|Alamo Drafthouse Littleton||Littleton||CO||1460347200April 11, 2016|
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|Media Arts Center San Diego / Digital Gym||San Diego||CA||1460088000April 8 - April 14, 2016|
|West Mall 7||Sioux Falls||SD||1460088000April 8 - April 14, 2016|
|Mac Theatre||McLaughlin||SD||1459915200April 6 - April 12, 2016|
|Real Art Ways||Hartford||CT||1459483200April 1 - April 7, 2016|
|Art House Cinema 502||Ogden||UT||1459483200April 1 - April 14, 2016|
|Polk Theater||Lakeland||FL||1458878400March 25 - March 27, 2016|
|Miami Beach Cinematheque||Miami Beach||FL||14588784003/25-27, 3/29-30, 4/2-3|
|Northwest Film Forum||Seattle||WA||1458878400March 25 - March 27, 2016|
|Alexander Valley Film Society||Cloverdale||CA||1458792000March 24, 2016|
|Studio C Cinema||Cornelius||NC||1458273600March 18 - March 20, 2016|
|Fargo Theatre||Fargo||ND||1458273600March 18, 2016|
|Walker Art Center||Minneapolis||MN||1457672400March 11 - March 13, 2016|
|Nunpa Theater||Kyle||SD||1457672400March 11 - March 17, 2016|
|Yakama Nation Cultural Center||Toppenish||WA||1457672400March 11 - March 17, 2016|
|Plaza De Oro Twin||Santa Barbara||CA||1457499600March 9, 2016|
|Film Forum||New York||NY||1456894800March 2 - March 15, 2016|
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