*Drunktown's Finest*. 2014. USA. Directed by Sydney Freeland. 95 min. Courtesy of Freeland and Sundance Institute

Drunktown’s Finest. 2014. USA. Directed by Sydney Freeland (Navajo). 95 min.

With Jeremiah Bitsui, Carmen Moore, Morning Star Wilson. The Navajo Nation is seen from the inside out through the eyes of three teens: an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be, and a promiscuous transsexual. While all three are striving to escape the hardships of life on a reservation, the film portrays such a strong underlying tradition of acceptance and family that one wonders whether the outside world these characters crave is truly the answer.

Wakening. 2013. Canada. Directed by Danis Goulet (Cree/Metis). 9 min.

With Sarah Podemski. In the near future, the environment has been destroyed and society suffocates under a brutal military occupation. A lone Cree wanderer searches an urban war zone to find the ancient and dangerous Weetigo to help in the fight against the occupiers.

  1. Wednesday, July 16, 2014,
    7:00 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
  2. Tuesday, July 15, 2014,
    4:00 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
  3. Monday, July 14, 2014,
    4:00 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
  4. Sunday, July 13, 2014,
    2:00 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
  5. Saturday, July 12, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Followed by a discussion with Danis Goulet
    T2, Theater 2
  6. Friday, July 11, 2014,
    4:00 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
  7. Thursday, July 10, 2014,
    7:00 p.m.

    New York premiere. Followed by a discussion with Sydney Freeland
    T2, Theater 2