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Native film 'Drunktown's Finest' comes to 'Santa Fe Film Festival' May 2, 2014

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The “Santa Fe Film Festival” (SFFF) runs from May 1 - 4, 2014 at Santa Fe, N.M. The theme for this year is titled, “Keeping the Dream Awake” & it brings 16 films to screen during the four day festival. One of those movies is called, “Drunktown's Finest” which premiered at “Sundance” earlier this year. It will screen at the “Center for Contemporary Arts” on Friday May 2 at 10:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door or you can purchase advance tickets by visiting the film's title web page on SFFF.

Drunktown's Finest” was directed by Sydney Freeland & executive produced by Robert Redford. Angelique Midthunder served as the casting director. The Native American themed movie stars, Jeremiah Bitusi (Sick Boy), Carmen Moore (Felixia), Morningstar Angeline (Nizhoni), Kiowa Gordon (Julius), Elizabethe Frances (Angela) & Shauna Baker (Karah).

According to the official website of SFFF the synopsis of “Drunktown's Finest” is right here - “On a beautifully desolate Navajo reservation in New Mexico, three young people – a college-bound, devout Christian; a rebellious and angry father-to-be; and a promiscuous but gorgeous transsexual – search for love and acceptance.”

“As the three find their lives becoming more complicated and their troubles growing, their paths begin to intersect. With little in common other than a shared heritage, they soon learn that the key to overcoming their respective obstacles may come from the most unlikely of sources, each other.”

“Inspired by a (ABC) 20/20 story that called her hometown of Gallup, NM “Drunktown USA,” writer/director Sydney Freeland has constructed a moving and ultimately uplifting story about coming of age in the most challenging of circumstances while still finding hope, healing, and the chance for a better life.”

According to the official website of “Drunktown's Finest.” Below is a list of news stories & interviews on the Indie film.



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