April 10th, 2014 Last Updated on: April 10th, 2014
Back in October we talked about a movie that was in production called The Jingle Dress, with an expected release date of Fall 2014. It looks like the movie had a debut screening this past weekend a sold-out crowd at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Film Festival!
Here's a quick synopsis from William Eigen about the movie:
John Red Elk hears from his relatives down in Minneapolis that his Uncle Norton is dead and vows to go to the big city to find out what really happened to him. At its heart, “The Jingle Dress” is a contemporary story of a Native American family that moves from their rural home on the reservation in northern Minnesota to the faster paced urban environment of Minneapolis. We follow the Red Elk family as they experience city culture through their unvarnished perspective, as well as gain insight into their Indigenous culture and traditions.
Martha Fast Horse recently sat down and spoke with some of the actors from the film on her radio talk show. Special Guests included Thomas Cain (Red Lake Ojibwe), Stacey Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe), Kasa Del Rey Hohenstein (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe), S'Nya Sanchez-Hohenstein (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe), Mauricimo “Mo” Sanchez-Hohenstein (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe), Kim Walsh (Minnesotan) & Diesel the Pit Bull (Canine/4 legged nation)
There's no word yet on future screenings, so check back at Jingle Dress Movie on Facebook for more information.
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