Thursday, March 24th @ 7PM at The Raven Film Center
Director Chloé Zhao will be in attendance via Skype
SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME
(USA, 2015, 94 minutes)
Directed by CHLOÉ ZHAO
ADVANCE TICKETS - General admission: $12 | AVFS Members: $10
(Tickets go up $2 at the door)
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Johnny, a restless Lakota teen, and his spirited little sister Jashaun, live with their troubled mother on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. While the Johnny looks for ways to escape his nihilistic life on the reservation by moving to LA with his girlfriend, Jashaun is holding onto her faith in the community and the simple pleasures she finds there. Things start to change after the funeral of their estranged cowboy father and Johnny’s reckless behavior begins to catch up with him. After finding out about Johnny’s plan to leave, Jashaun wanders away from her ruptured home life, exploring the rodeo world of her late father and forming an unlikely friendship with an ex-con. Jashaun's spirit is put to the test as she witnesses the self-destructive nature of those around her. While Johnny, who finds himself in a fight he can't win, is in danger of losing all those he holds dear.