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?
See life for what it gives you.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for language and some sexuality
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When I first met you daddy, I thought he was it. It was at a party, my first. The girls and I, we snuck out of boarding school over to this birthday party in Eufaula. He was slinking off in some corner, the shadows, and I did everything to get his attention. I kept staring at him, he never so much as looked at me. Finally I got the nerve, I went up to him and I said, 'Hey, cvpon, what's your name?' He looked at me out of the corner of his eye, said in that quiet voice of his he said, 'Four ...
Written, Performed, and Produced by Jeff Johnston See more