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More Than Frybread (2011)

PG | | Comedy | 3 February 2012 (USA)
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22 Arizona tribal representatives convene in Flagstaff, Arizona to compete for the first ever annual State of Arizona frybread championship.

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Buddy Begay / Frybread Roadman
Greg Fernandez ...
Joel Thomas, Reporter
Mary Kim Titla ...
Tracey Lightning, Reporter
Jake Johnson ...
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Daryl Kahn ...
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Jodie Johnson ...
Spicee, Newsroom Director
J.W. Washington ...
Donathon Littlehair
Jennifer L. Joseph ...
Betti Muchvo
Willis Daychild ...
Hualapai Chairman
Camille Nighthorse ...
Sammy Powsky
Ted Vaughn Jr. ...
Joe Hualapai Fan
Rosabelle Powsey ...
Owana B Hualapai Fan
Teresa M. Choyguha ...
Sharmayne Cruz
Dey Gomez ...
Sunshine Smith
Nite Gomez ...
Stormy Smith
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Mockumentary on the first annual World Wide Frybread Association's Arizona State Chapter Championship, a two day event in Flagstaff. The event is receiving extensive media coverage as Arizona News Network's own native American reporter Tracey Lightning will be on location reporting. It, which will have extremely strict regulations, will consist of four preliminary rounds on the first day, with the four winners moving onto the final round the second day. Frybread is a staple of indigenous cuisines, including native American cuisines. The winner will receive not only bragging rights as to making the best frybread in the state, but will receive $10,000 and will represent the Chapter at the national championship in New York City. There are twenty-two contestants, one representing each of the federally recognized tribal reserves or nations in Arizona. The types of frybread are as diverse as the Arizona contestants in this inaugural year. That disparate group of contestants includes: Buddy ... Written by Huggo

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Rated PG for a mild mishap
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Frybread Fight
Written by Travis Holt Hamilton (as Holt Hamilton)
Performed by Tatanka Means
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Not Just For Native Americans
31 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at a special showing at Utah Valley University. The program plays like a documentary, even the organization which the story revolves around, WWFA (World Wide Frybread Association) looks and sounds like the real deal, however the entire motion picture is scripted and comes from the mind of the writer/director Travis Holt Hamilton.

The mostly Native American audience howled with laughter as the events of this 'mockumentary' unfolded. I thought this was due to the fact that it was a film about other Indians however, I have to admit after a few minutes I was also captured and drawn in to the story by the quirky characters and found myself laughing along with everyone in the room. The story follows five frybread experts from various Native Tribes in Arizona as they compete for the state championship. They are all funny, well developed characters, each actor playing their part to the max. I was impressed with all of the central actors and was amazed to learn that, for many of them, this was their first feature film performance. The director did an excellent job pulling out great performances from the entire cast.

"More Than Frybread", like many other films shown at festivals or in special showings sponsored by university clubs, has a low budget. I like watching show like this to see what up and coming filmmakers can do with small budgets. I've found that they have to be more creative and better story tellers than 'Hollywood' with it's mega-budgets, big name stars and flashy computer graphics. "More Than Frybread" doesn't disappoint, it's fun, family friendly and delivers a nice message without being 'in your face'.


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