Director: Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr. Run Time: 90 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021
Starring: Evan Assante, Jesse Eisenberg, Kate Bosworth, Michael Greyeyes, Scott Haze
Country: United States
Presented at the Film Center and in our Virtual Screening Room
“opens a window to understand the pain that’s been inflicted on indigenous peoples. It’s a positive step for anyone willing to take it”
—Bradley Gibson for Film Threat
About the film:
World Premiere in the U.S. Dramatic competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Makwa, a young Ojibwe boy from an abusive home, shockingly murders a schoolmate in front of his only friend, Ted-O. After covering up the crime, the two boys go on to live very different lives.
Ted-O spends years in-and-out of prison, while Makwa, now called Michael, has moved on, single-mindedly chasing the American Dream. When Ted-O comes seeking vengeance, Michael goes to great lengths to protect his new life.
About the filmmaker:
Growing up in and around reservations in Wisconsin and Minnesota, Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr. was an avid film enthusiast from a young age. Using his voice to craft stories exploring the complexity of Indigenous identity, he wrote, directed and produced the short films Shinaab (2017) and Shinaab, Part II (2019), both of which played TIFF and Sundance. He was supported at the 2017 Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab and 2018 Sundance Institute Directors Lab.See our upcoming films See all virtual titles
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