The film is based on the Acclaimed Novel by James Welch. Directors Alex and Andrew Smith, in their first movie since The Slaughter Rule, (which introduced the world to Ryan Gosling and Amy Adams) have made a film that is true to the lyrical and unflinching spirit of James Welch’s classic 1974 novel of Native American life. The film was shot in the badlands of Montana and is accompanied by an unforgettable score from the acclaimed Austin band, Heartless Bastards and features brand new songs by Robert Plant, Cass McCombs, Cowboy and Indian and Black Prairie, among other musical artists. Associate produced by Sherman Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian who grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, and is an internationally renowned Native American writer, poet, screenwriter and filmmaker.The film will be released by Kino Lorber in NYC at the IFC Center on August 20th with rollout to follow.
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