Mekko (2015) | Sterlin Harjo | Native Voices
(Sterlin Harjo, 2015, 87 min, in English and Mvskoke with English subtitles, Color, DCP)
After two decades in prison, Mekko is released onto the streets of Tulsa. Falling in with a group of homeless Native Americans, he begins to uncover a darkness that threatens to consume his new community. Masterfully combining Native American legend with the tension of a thriller, Mekko is a new landmark in indigenous cinema.
-- This film complements the Nasher Museum exhibition, Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.
"Mekko infuses street-smart realism with Native American mysticism to create a quietly haunting portrait of fringe dwellers and castoffs." -- Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter
"What Harjo does to ‘Nativize’ the western is nothing short of brilliant." -- Donato Totaro, Offscreen.com
Sponsored by the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI) and the Nasher Museum of Art.
Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public.
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