Scene 1 Mon, Mar 25 6:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Women's March
Film Info
Runtime:105 minutes
Director:Nia DaCosta
Year Released:2019
Production Country:USA


Special sneak preview and Iowa premiere! Opens NY & LA in April!
Presented as part of Women's March: Vanguard Voices

Join us to kick off the "Vanguard Voices" series on Monday, March 4 at 5pm - meet our talkback leaders, learn about the series and enjoy free dumplings courtesy of Dumpling Darling!

"Directed so confidently and assuredly. A bleak, powerful portrait." - Hoai-Tran Bui, Slash Film

"The female-led neo-Western we didn't know we needed." - Mila Gauvin II, Crimson

"Tessa Thompson executes one of the best performances of her career." - Jamie Broadnax, Black Girl Nerds

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Tribeca Film Festival

Post-screening talkback led by Jacki Thompson Rand, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Iowa; Co-ordinator, Native American and Indigenous Studies Program; Faculty Advisory, History Corps. 

Little Woods, North Dakota, a fracking boomtown well beyond its prime. Ollie (Tessa Thompson) is trying to survive the last few days of her probation after getting caught illegally running prescription drugs over the Canadian border. But when her mother dies, she is thrust back into the life of her estranged sister (Lily James), who is facing her own crisis with an unplanned pregnancy and a deadbeat ex. The two find they have one week to settle the mortgage on their mother's house or face foreclosure. As bills and pressures mount, Ollie faces a choice: whether to return to a way of life she thought she'd left behind for just one more score or to leave it all behind.   

Jacki Thompson Rand, citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Iowa and co-coordinator of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program.  She teaches courses in federal Indian law and policy, indigenous women, police violence, and indigenous women's feminist theory.  She is working on two projects presently.  She is completing a book on violence against indigenous women in a 20th-century southeastern native community and an enduring digital project titled, Indigenous Midwest, with a team of collaborators.