Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015 | Chloe Zhao | USA | Unrated)
2015 | Chloe Zhao | USA | Unrated
A gentle, profound portrait of a community under pressure, Chloe Zhao’s debut feature is a considered collaboration with native American residents living on the South Dakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Highschooler Johnny and his 11 year old sister JaShaun face difficult questions after the death of their errant father. Looking to the future, what sort of life can Johnny and JaShuan expect on the Res? Is it better to cut and run, or stand and fight? Shot entirely on location, and featuring a remarkable cast of non-actors, Zhao’s debut is a moving testament to community dignity and the ties that bind.