Frybread Face and Me

It’s 1990. Benny is a Native American boy growing up in San Diego who plays with dolls and listens to Fleetwood Mac. Everything Benny thinks he knows about himself and his family is turned upside down when his parents force him to spend the summer at his Grandma Lorraine’s sheep ranch on the reservation in Arizona. There he meets his cousin Dawn— AKA Frybread Face, a pudgy 11-year-old vagabond, tough-as-nails tomboy. Benny has never met anyone like her, and he is equally intimidated and impressed by her knowledge of Navajo language and tradition. Benny is introduced to Navajo life on the Rez, and his unruly uncle Marvin. Together, Benny and Fry create a memorable summer.

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Film Screenings

Mar 11, 2023
6:00pm7:23pm

Credits

Director:

Billy Luther

Executive Producer:

Taika Waititi

Producer:

Chad Burris

Screenwriter:

Billy Luther

Cinematographer:

Peter Simonite

Editor:

Fred Kochsman

Production Designer:

Jonathon "Robot" Long

Sound Designer:

Bob Edwards

Music:

Ryan Beveridge

Principal Cast:

Kier Tallman, Charley Hogan, Martin Sensmeier, Kahara Hodges, Sarah Natani

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Sunshine Sachs
frybreadface@ssmandl.com
3104097143

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Year:

2021

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Drama

Screening Section:

Narrative Spotlight

Screening Category:

Narrative Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English/Navajo

Runtime:

83 mins