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War Pony

Directed by Gina Gammell, Riley Keough
115 minutes
Unclassified 18+
Cannes Caméra d’Or winner, this charming story follows the lives of two Oglala Lakota youths growing up on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation. Bound by their shared search for belonging, each grapple with identity, family, and loss, as they navigate their unique paths to manhood.
Charming, lazy and immature, youthful father Bill is trying to stay one step ahead of unemployment and romantic entanglements. Matho, a restless 12-year-old, mostly hangs out with his crew of friends. When Bill meets a rich, white turkey farmer with an illicit secret, he manages to schmooze his way into a job. Filmed across South Dakota’s stunning landscape, director Riley Keough spins an unassuming story that gives insight into the problems of life on the reservation, as well as exuding a warmth towards the communities living on them.
The tenderness, wisdom and instinct to survive of two teenage males is beautifully observed in actor-turned-director Riley Keough’s debut feature.
The Guardian

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A family gathers around the dinner table to share a traditional meal of polenta: a time for communal gathering and intergenerational connection.


Sun 12 Feb
Katherine Cinema 3
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Unclassified 18+
In Sioux and English with English subtitles
Gina Gammell, Riley Keough
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