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Thursday, October 18, 2018
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AMIMIFF: DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST
(NR) 95min 2015
May 18 - 21, Fri 5/18 8:30pm Mon 5/21 7pm
On a beautifully desolate Navajo reservation in New Mexico, three young people – a college-bound, devout Christian raised by white foster parents; a rebellious and angry father-to-be; and a promiscuous but gorgeous transgender woman – search for love and acceptance. As the three find their lives becoming more complicated and their troubles growing, their paths begin to intersect. With only a shared heritage in common, they soon learn that the key to overcoming their respective obstacles may come from the most unlikely of sources, each other. Inspired by a 20/20 story that called her hometown of Gallup, NM “Drunktown USA,” writer/director Sydney Freeland in her feature debut has constructed a moving and ultimately uplifting story about coming of age in the most challenging of circumstances while still finding hope, healing, and the chance for a better life.