January 29, 2011

Choke at Sundance

Michelle Latimer Gets Sundance NodCanadian actress and producer Michelle Latimer has added another epithet to her list of accomplishments: winner of honorable mention for indigenous shorts at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Latimer also worked as an adjunct director on the 2009 documentary Reel Injun, which is screening this month at the U.S. National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., and has a number of television and screen credits to her name.

At Sundance she drew attention for her six-minute film Choke, the fictional story of a First Nations boy named Jimmy who leaves his reservation and encounters lost souls. She wrote and directed the film.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Sundance Incubates Native Film and 11 Native Films at Sundance.

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