The Lesser Blessed
Canada, 2012, 86 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Coming of Age, Drama, Native American
Screens Monday, July 1st at 7pm
Free for Denver Film Society members!
Digital presentation - Premiered to critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and based on the celebrated novel by Richard Van Camp, The Lesser Blessed is an eye-opening depiction of what it is like to be a vulnerable teenager in today’s modern world. Through the eyes of Larry Sole, a First Nation teenager filled with bravado and angst, fragile and yet angry, seeking clarity clouded by confusion, seeking to belong without belonging, comes the story of three unlikely friends isolated in a small rural town discovering what they can of life and love amid racial tensions and the recklessness of youth, in a world clouded by a dark mystery from his past.
DIRECTOR: Anita Doron
Screenwriter: Anita Doron, Richard Van Camp
Principal Cast: Benjamin Bratt, Kiowa Gordon, Chloe Rose, Joel Nathan Evans, Tamara Podemski
US Distributor: Monterey Media