The slow-paced film includes all the expected social themes — drinking, poverty, broken families. Where Zhao excels is in the range of emotions she gets from a mostly nonprofessional cast. She refuses to slot these interesting people into another downbeat tale of reservation life. Instead, her camera dwells on the emotional and spiritual reasons young JaShaun, in particular, remains fiercely attached to Pine Ridge.
Farran Smith Nehme
March 03, 2016