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Directress Film Festival: Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)

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USA | 98 min | NR | DCP | Dir. Chloe Zhao

Centered around a young native man named Johnny and his life on the reservation known as Pine Ridge. He is torn between leaving his home town where his mother, incarcerated brother, and younger sister Jasuana live to be with his high school sweetheart who is leaving after graduation to start college in L.A... Aside from caring for his little sister, Johnny hasn't a lot to leave behind in this oppressive small town. (IMDb)

"This sparely plotted slice-of-life may in fact be a little too low-key for some viewers, yet its poetic minimalism is atmospheric." -Dennis Harvey (Variety)

This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.

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