The Seventh Fire. "A haunting nonfiction film about the Native American gang crisis from executive producer Terrence Malick, which Time Out London called “an empathetic, often heartbreaking piece of work.” When Rob Brown, a gang leader on a remote Minnesota reservation, is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved Ojibwe community. Meanwhile, his seventeen-year-old protégé, Kevin, dreams of the future: becoming the most powerful and feared Native gangster on the reservation
THE SEVENTH FIRE has a one week engagement starting on July 22nd at The Metrograph
in New York City. I urge area MILQERS to see this beautiful film.
The cinematography swims between shaky interior shots, rough party scenes, street side encounters that introduce the characters (in a deliberately piecemeal manner) then soars heavenward to take in the wild sky and long shadows around the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota. Nicholas Britell's excellent and subtle score gives fluidity to the fraying as the characters we meet live on the bardo of 'the right way' and the way right now.
Wow this looks incredible. Just the trailer shows it's one of those docs where you can't figure out how there was a camera there... And it turns out hip hop was made to accompany native american ritual dancing. Lightning shot at the end, pink floyd burning chair.