Introduced by director Sterlin Harjo
This coming-of-age drama set within the rhythms and landscapes of Oklahoma depicts a young man in search of his identity on the reservation and beyond. Featuring a performance of quiet intensity by Cody Lightning, the film delicately balances the pathos and humor inherent in this transitional community. A project of the Sundance Lab, Four Sheets to the Wind won a Special Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. 2007, in English and Muskogee with English subtitles, 35mm, 91 minutes. Preceded by Sikumi (On the Ice)
Introduced by director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean
The first film ever made in the IÃ±upiaq language tells the story of an Inuit hunter who drives his dog team out onto the frozen Arctic Ocean and inadvertently witnesses a murder. Winner of a 2008 Sundance Short Filmmaking Award, Sikumi is â€œa work of great intelligence and artistry that demands to be seen by as many people as possibleâ€ (Film Threat). 2008, in IÃ±upiaq with English subtitles, 35mm, 15 minutes. Copresented with the Sundance Instituteâ€™s Native American Initiative.
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