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Watch: ‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me’ Trailer Unearths the Troubles of Modern Native American Life

Watch: 'Songs My Brothers Taught Me' Trailer Unearths the Troubles of Modern Native American Life

On the heels of picking up Chloé Zhao’s critically acclaimed Native American drama “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” at the end of last month, Kino Lorber has released a spiritual and intriguing new trailer for the drama. The movie, which marks Zhao’s debut, played at Sundance and Cannes last year and is currently nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards, including Best First Film and Best Cinematography. 

READ MORE: Meet the Filmmaker: Chloé Zhao Tackles Indian Reservation Relationships in ‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me’

“Songs My Brothers Taught Me” centers around Lakota Native Americans living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the Badlands of South Dakota. Starring non-professional actors, the plot follows a high school senior who must reevaluate his future after the death of his father leaves him responsible for his 13-year-old sister. 

“‘Songs’ soars with emotional resonances in an infinite landscape,” said Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber in an official statement after his company acquired the picture.”We were entranced by Chloe’s characters pursuing their destinies in small but poignant ways against grand cinematic vistas. It’s a film to be cherished and we’re inspired to bring it to audiences nationwide.”

Kino Lorber is planning a spring 2016 roll out, beginning with a theatrical premiere at New York City’s Film Forum on Wednesday, March 2. Watch the trailer above.

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