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Thursday, December 12, 2019
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AMIMIFF: SONGS MY BROTHER TAUGHT ME
(NR) 94min
May 18 - 19, Sat 9:00; Sun 7:00
Set in the desolate, beautiful Badlands of South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, this nuanced, sophisticated and heartfelt drama is the debut feature from filmmaker Chloe Zhao telling the story of two young Lakota siblings trying to navigate the pull of their historic culture and striking homeland and the push of modern problems, poverty, alcoholism, and the resulting violence that creates a marginalized existence. This gripping film shows a remarkably poetic slice of life.