Sterlin Harjo Documentary and ‘Drunktown’s Finest’ Go to Sundance
In an article posted to the Sundance Film Festival website on Monday, director of the festival’s Native and Indigenous Program Bird Runningwater outlined the Native presence at Sundance 2014, which begins January 16.
Two feature-length films with familiar names in the credits promise to make the most news. One is This May Be the Last Time, a documentary by director Sterlin Harjo, whose film Barking Water was a 2009 Sundance selection. In This May Be the Last Time, Harjo starts out investigating his grandfather’s mysterious 1962 disappearance, and ends up on a journey through history as documented in the songs the Seminole people sang on the Trail of Tears and continue to sing today. Here’s the trailer: