Songs My Brothers Taught Me
With an older brother in jail and living with their single mother on Pine Ridge Reservation, Johnny and his sister Jashuan’s lives develop new challenges when their absentee cowboy father suddenly dies. The loss prompts Johnny to strike out for Los Angeles, but it would mean leaving behind his beloved sister.
Nominated for Best Feature Film at the Cannes Film Festival. Nominated for a Grand Jury Dramatic Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Nominated for Best First Feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
“An earnest, smartly mounted film about life on a present-day reservation.” – Godfrey Cheshire, RobertEbert.com
“Where Zhao excels is in the range of emotions she gets from a mostly nonprofessional cast.” – Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post