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The Unknown Country

Directed by

Fri 8/11: 1:10p, 10:00p
Sat 8/12: 6:10p
Sun 8/13: 2:00p with Richard Ray Whitman Q&A
Mon 8/14: 12:40p
Tue 8/15: 3:20p
Wed 8/16: 11:00a
Thu 8/17: 1:30p, 5:30p




Not Rated


85 min

Special screening Sun 8/13, 2:00p - actor Richard Ray Whitman (Yuchi-Muscogee and Oklahoman) in attendance for a Q&A! Moderated by award-winning filmmaker Loren Waters (citizen of Cherokee Nation and Kiowa Tribe, director of "Restoring Néške'emāne").

Reeling from a devastating loss, Tana (Lily Gladstone) is pulled back into the world by an unexpected invitation to her cousin's wedding. She packs up her late grandmother's Cadillac and hits the open road, driving from her home in Minnesota to South Dakota. After reconnecting with her Oglala Lakota family, Tana sets off to retrace a surreal journey that her grandmother took decades ago, searching for the spot captured in an old family photograph. As she travels, Tana finds connection in the stories of everyday people who've settled down far off the main roads including Isaac (Raymond Lee), who provides a pivotal clue to understanding the lost location that could cultivate closure. A personal reverie summoned from a beguiling mix of fact and fiction, The Unknown Country is an arresting debut feature from Morrisa Maltz.

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