Regional Premiere - Stubbornly Independent Contender
d. Korinna Sehringer, c. Chaske Spencer, Q’orianka Kilcher, Tyler Christopher, Gil Birmingham, USA, 2011, 88 mins
Guest: Korinna Sehringer (Director), Tyler Christopher (Cast)
Txtwrks Audience Award Keyword: shout1, shout2, shout3, shout4, shout5
Community Partner: Mid America All-Indian Center
Notes: Aspen Boutique Spotlight on Women Directors
Siblings separated by their past along, with their misunderstood father, are left dealing with each other both in the tight confines of the hospital where their mother June now lays in a coma and back at the old family home on a Native American reservation in the nation's southwest. Although growing up within the circumstances unique to their ancestry, the children have each followed distinctly different paths in order to separate themselves from each other and their upbringing on the reservation. Wesley, the middle child, is a young author who found his fortune by writing a "fictional" tell-all of life on the reservation at the expense of his family. Tushka, Wesley's brother, is a washed up athlete who falls victim to his own mediocrity, finding adultery with a young "Lolita" to fulfill his need to once again matter to himself. Pinti, the youngest, seeks love in the embrace of a musician and is left dealing with how to tell the family that she is pregnant with her Caucasian-pot-smoking-Buddhist-of-a-boyfriend's child. June, mother to the three children, is the beacon of this family and the light of her husband Cal's life...but now that she’s not strong enough to hold the torch anymore, will the family be strong enough to hold it together?
|Oct 20 2012||12:15 pm||Orpheum Theatre||Buy Tickets Now ›|