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      Fancy Dance

      R In Theaters Fri Jun 21 1h 32m Drama TRAILER for Fancy Dance: Trailer List Fancy Dance: Trailer Fancy Dance: Trailer 2:07 View more videos
      97% Tomatometer 35 Reviews Since her sister's disappearance, Jax (Lily Gladstone) has cared for her niece Roki (Isabel Deroy-Olson) by scraping by on the Seneca-Cayuga reservation in Oklahoma. Every spare minute goes into finding her missing sister while also helping Roki prepare for an upcoming powwow. At the risk of Jax losing custody to Roki's grandfather, Frank (Shea Whigham), the pair hit the road and scour the backcountry to track down Roki's mother in time for the powwow. What begins as a search gradually turns into a far deeper investigation into the complexities and contradictions of Indigenous women moving through a colonized world while at the mercy of a failed justice system. Read More Read Less Coming Soon In Theaters Fri Jun 21 Reserve Tickets
      Fancy Dance

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      An urgent drama grounded in its observant depiction of reservation life, Fancy Dance establishes director/co-writer Erica Tremblay as a rising filmmaking talent.

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      Tomris Laffly Harper's Bazaar Erica Tremblay’s bold and confident debut Fancy Dance immediately cements her as a brand-new Debra Granik or Taylor Sheridan, with an assured voice entirely her own. Feb 14, 2023 Full Review Dwight Brown DwightBrownInk.com Solving a puzzling disappearance gives this mystery/drama a momentum that lasts for most of its 90 minutes. Rated: 3/4 Feb 7, 2023 Full Review Brian Tallerico RogerEbert.com A film with genuinely grounded performances that sadly falls apart a bit in a remarkably contrived final act. Feb 2, 2023 Full Review Jared Mobarak Hey, Have You Seen ...? It may use the horrors of an American murder epidemic on reservations as its backbone, but it’s really about hope for the future and a desire to right past wrongs and be who your loved ones need you to be. Nov 17, 2023 Full Review Douglas Davidson Elements of Madness ... there’s a persistent heaviness to Tremblay’s film so that, even as the credits fall, the joy is bittersweet and devoid of relief. Rated: 3.5/5 Nov 3, 2023 Full Review Michael J. Casey Boulder Weekly Part familial drama, part murder mystery, part road movie, "Fancy Dance" is a quiet narrative that feels at once personal and political. Rated: 3/5 Nov 2, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Since her sister's disappearance, Jax (Lily Gladstone) has cared for her niece Roki (Isabel Deroy-Olson) by scraping by on the Seneca-Cayuga reservation in Oklahoma. Every spare minute goes into finding her missing sister while also helping Roki prepare for an upcoming powwow. At the risk of Jax losing custody to Roki's grandfather, Frank (Shea Whigham), the pair hit the road and scour the backcountry to track down Roki's mother in time for the powwow. What begins as a search gradually turns into a far deeper investigation into the complexities and contradictions of Indigenous women moving through a colonized world while at the mercy of a failed justice system.
      Director
      Erica Tremblay
      Producer
      Deidre Backs, Erica Tremblay, Heather Rae, Nina Yang Bongiovi, Tommy Oliver
      Screenwriter
      Erica Tremblay, Miciana Alise
      Distributor
      Apple Original Films
      Production Co
      Directors' Lab, The Sundance Screenwriters' Lab, Confluential Films, Significant Productions, Indigenous Intensive, AUM Group, Creative Producing Lab
      Rating
      R (Language|Some Drug Content|Sexual Material)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 21, 2024, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 28, 2024
      Runtime
      1h 32m
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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