Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Sundance 2014 Selection "Drunktown's Finest" Opens in New York
Indion Entertainment is excited to announce that Sydney Freeland's debut feature Drunktown's Finest, following an acclaimed run on the festival circuit, is coming to theaters this season. Presented by executive producer Robert Redford, the film will open in New York City at the Quad Cinema on February 20 and follow in select markets over the coming weeks.
Drunktown's Finest premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and has since gone on to win a number of awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Dramatic Narrative and HBO Best First Feature awards at Outfest 2014, as well as Best Film at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco. The film has screened at over 50 film festivals around the world, hailed by Twitch as "a compelling snapshot of contemporary Navajo life". Filmmaker Magazine lauded Navajo American writer/director Freeland for her "authentic voice".
Drunktown's Finest is the coming-of-age story of three young Native Americans - a college-bound Christian girl raised by white parents, a rebellious and lost father-to- be, and a gorgeous yet promiscuous transsexual - as they struggle to escape the hardships of life on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico. The film portrays modern Native American youths struggling to find their place in the world, but more importantly reveals the same struggles that many young Americans face while growing up in small town America.