Adapted from the acclaimed novel by Kent Nerburn. The story follows a white author who becomes intertwined with the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakota's by a 95-year-old Lakota elder and his side-kick.
Film-maker Steven Lewis Simpson knew that traditional film distributors would have no idea how to access the core audience for the film so he opted to bypass them and started self-distributing directly to theatres. He could never imagined it would prove so successful and unprecedented in the landscape of theatrical distribution in the US. The film has become the most successful self-distributed movie of 2017 in the US as as the most successful non-Hollywood Native American film in years.
NR, 110 min.
“By the time the end credits arrive, the characters of this modest, crowd-funded feature are practically unforgettable. It’s immensely serious but no downer.” - Star Tribune