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DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST

Directed by: Sydney Freeland

Runtime: 95 min

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Rated: Not Rated

Language: English

Film Type: Dramatic

Drunktown’s Finest is Sydney Freeland’s feature film debut and her response to a news story that characterized her hometown of Gallup, New Mexico, as “Drunktown, USA.” Nizhoni was adopted and raised as a Christian by a white family, transsexual Felixxia dreams of becoming a model, and Sickboy is headed to basic training so he can take care of his soon-to-be-born child. We observe the Navajo Nation from the inside out through the eyes of these three unlikely characters. At first our preconceptions are reinforced, but slowly, as each of their lives unfolds, we confront the reality of living in this community, and we see these three aspiring to leave their town behind.

Shot against a mesmerizing New Mexico landscape, Drunktown’s Finest portrays such a strong underlying tradition of acceptance and family that we start to wonder whether the outside world these characters crave is truly the answer.

– Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Official Selection:

2014 Sundance Film Festival

Wednesday, June 2 @ 12:00 PM

Available to view from June 2 through June 7 or until all tickets are reserved.

Limited Time Streaming

Format: Streaming

Capacity: 300

Restrictions: Available to viewers in the Intermountain West