Directed by Chloe Zhao

United States  |  94 minutes  |  2015  |  Not Rated  |  English

LCIFF is proud to present the critically acclaimed film SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME, Winner of Best Director at the American Indian Film Festival, and an official selection at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and 2015 Cannes Film Festival (Directors’ Fortnight). 


SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME is a compelling and complex portrait of modern day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The film explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home. The film sensitively infiltrates isolated Indian Country to offer a rare, modern gaze keenly felt through the eyes of its magnetic non-professional lead actors, providing a universally resonant tale set amid the magnificent, promising wild of young generation Lakotas.

Strong notes of hope and of bone-deep identity.
— The Hollywood Reporter
Poetic... Poignant... Breathtaking...
— Variety