A death in Oklahoma sets in motion events leading to something great: so says a Muscogee-speaking narrator when Cufe Smallhill, a registered Seminole who's part Creek, discovers his father's body one morning. Per dad's wishes, Cufe sinks the body in a pond. After a closed-casket funeral - Cufe's cousin loads a donated coffin with weights and a watermelon - Cufe goes to Tulsa to spend time with his sister, Miri. He meets Miri's neighbor, Francie. They talk and listen, and things seem to open up for Cufe. Miri has her problems, though, including an estrangement from her mother, Cora. Miri drinks too much, sleeps around, and steals from her boss. How can anything great come of this? Written by
See life for what it gives you.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for language and some sexuality
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Cufe never gets up early. When he was a child he would fall asleep in the shower before school. But, the house was different that day. The whole family had slept under one roof. I know something wonderful happened that day in Oklahoma. It was a silence that everyone shared... and I know it resembled something like love.
Written and Performed by Dianna Gatto
Produced by Dianna Gatto & Dani Amendola
Courtesy of Into the West Publishing (ASCAP) See more