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Older Than America (2008)

A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest's sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking the truth about the atrocities that took place at her Native American boarding school... See full summary »

Director:

Georgina Lightning

Writers:

Georgina Lightning, Christine K. Walker (as Christine Kunewa Walker)
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Beach ... Johnny
Tantoo Cardinal ... Auntie Apple
Bradley Cooper ... Luke
Glen Gould ... Steve Klamath (as Glenn Gould)
Dan Harrison Dan Harrison ... Walter Many Lightnings
Georgina Lightning Georgina Lightning ... Rain
Chris Mulkey ... Paul Gunderson
Wes Studi ... Richard Two Rivers
Stephen Yoakam Stephen Yoakam ... Father Bartoli (as Steve Yoakam)
Sarah Agnew ... Mary
Joe App Joe App ... Boarding School Priest
Jeri Arredondo Jeri Arredondo ... Young Adult Irene
Noah Kol Balfour Noah Kol Balfour ... Little Many Lightnings (as Noah Balfour)
Dennis Banks ... Pete Goodfeather
Raven Bellefleur Raven Bellefleur ... Little Irene (as Raven Maizy Bellefleur)
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A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest's sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking the truth about the atrocities that took place at her Native American boarding school. A contemporary drama of suspense, this movie delves into the lasting impact of the cultural genocide and loss of identity that occurred at these institutions across the United States and Canada.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

American Evil See more »

Filming Locations:

Cloquet, Minnesota, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Older Than America See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The director should be ashamed
30 July 2012 | by starsteamerSee all my reviews

At first I thought it was the acting that was spoiling this well written film, then I actually realised that it was the shockingly bad direction. The camera angles and shots are actually worse than a bad Australian soap opera and make the interaction between the characters much poorer than it actually is. Again, this is a decently written plot with an important message behind it. However, the director and whoever actually gave this film to her should be completely ashamed of themselves. She has made this into a B movie due to her lack of understanding of basic shot, lighting and angle. In fact all elements of mise-en-scene. I have never seen a plot and actors destroyed so completely by a director. Completely disgraceful. A frustrating and unbelievable watch.


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