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Te Ata (2016)

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Te Ata set her sights on Broadway and what she thought was her life's dream. Audition after audition she was rejected and began to wonder if she was cut out for the bright lights.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Te Ata
... T.B. Thompson
... Bertie Thompson
... Douglas Johnston
... Bettie Johnston
... Clyde Fisher
... Miss Davis
Marissa Skell ... Margaret
... Thurlow Lieurance
... Young Te Ata
Zac Abbott ... White Man
Bill Anoatubby ... New Yorker
Jeannie Barbour ... Casting Lady
Lona Barrick ... Lady Member
Robert Cheadle ... Conductor
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Te Ata (TAY' AH-TAH) is based on the inspiring, true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, a woman who traversed cultural barriers to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. Born in Indian Territory, and raised on the songs and stories of her Chickasaw tribe, Te Ata's journey to find her true calling led her through isolation, discovery, love and a stage career that culminated in performances for a United States president, European royalty and audiences across the world. Yet of all the stories she shared, none are more inspiring than her own.

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Based on the True Story of a Great Native American Herione


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Rated PG for some thematic elements including a brief violent image
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13 October 2017 (USA)  »

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Mi nombre es Te Ata  »

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$73,236, 26 October 2017
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Te Ata performed at the White House for President Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt and other distinguished individuals of the time. See more »

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Young Te Ata: But like my daddy says, the Chickasaws will never be conquered. But to live is to change, and that is what happened in 1906. We now faced maybe our biggest challenge. They were breaking up our government for one of their own, a state called Oklahoma.
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A biopic portraying the highlights of the life of the Native American spokeswoman known as Te Ata
8 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is a very professionally and beautifully filmed movie. We saw it recently at the Native American Film Festival in Palm Springs. Very impressed by the high standards of accuracy and artistry required by the Chickasaw Nation, which funded and produced the film. It deserves distribution to mainstream theaters. Even if it were not a true story, it makes for great entertainment, and then it is doubly wonderful that it is a true story!!


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