As always, if you peer beyond the immediately buzzy movies and starry attractions of any film festival slate, you’re bound to find some fascinating films, and “This May Be The Last Time” is just such an example. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the documentary has quietly played the circuit in the months since, but now it’s getting ready for home viewing release, promising an intriguing story that touches on American history and music.
Directed by Sterlin Harjo (“Four Sheets to the Wind,” “Barking Water“), the film tells the filmmaker’s own story of the disappearance of his grandfather in 1962 Oklahoma, with the investigation leading him to explore the history of the songs the Seminole people sang at the time. The songs go back hundreds of years, uniting Native American communities during times of worship, joy, tragedy, and hope. And as you’ll see in this exclusive trailer, these hymns have roots that are both powerful and painful.
“This May Be The Last Time” will be released by BOND/360 on VOD and DVD November 11th and include the website. And when you pre-order the doc at the film’s website, you’ll get three hymns from the movie right away. And you can hear more music right here.