Native American Heritage Month: Wind River


Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Nov 27 4:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2017
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Taylor Sheridan
Cast:Jeremy Renner
Elizabeth Olsen
Gil Birmingham
Kelsey Asbille
Teo Briones
Screenwriter:Taylor Sheridan


Only $5!  Chelsea Hendrickson, a member of the Northern Arapaho Nation from the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, will introduce this screening. This film is being shown for Native American Heritage Month at the suggestion of Johnny Arnoux, a member of the Blackfoot confederacy from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife agent Cory Lambert discovers the body of a young Native American woman in the rugged wilderness of the Wind River Indian Reservation. Sent to investigate the murder, a rookie FBI is unprepared for the oppressive weather and isolation of the Wyoming winter. When she employs Cory as a tracker, the two venture deep into a world ravaged by violence and the elements.

Director Taylor Sheridan wrote Wind River to raise awareness of the human-rights crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW). In the U.S. and Canada, thousands of cases of missing Indigenous women have been ignored due to police bias and other forms of systemic racism. The film also points out how the extraction of natural resources by private companies on Indian land is also to blame for the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

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