2016 Minnesota Film
The film is a fascinating look at the culture’s legacy of incarceration, addiction and recidivism, captured without interviews or narrative exposition. It simply and directly shows us things that deserve our attention. Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, August 8, 2016
Riccobono’s film is a powerful example of cinema’s ability to grant even the diciest of characters their full humanity. Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com, July 21, 2016
When Rob Brown, a Native American gang leader on a remote Minnesota reservation, is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved Ojibwe community. As Rob reckons with his past, his seventeen-year-old protege, Kevin, dreams of the future – becoming the biggest drug dealer on the reservation. Terrence Malick and Natalie Portman are executive producers of this haunting and visually arresting nonfiction film about the gang crisis in Indian Country.
Directed by Jack Pettibone Riccobono and starring Robert Duane Brown and Kevin Fineday, Jr. This film has not been rated and has a runtime of one hour and 28 minutes.
The 7th Fire will be shown on Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 pm. Admission is free.