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Four Sheets to the Wind
Four Sheets to the Wind
Actors: Wes Allen, Jeri Arredondo, Laura Bailey, Nando Betancur, Darryl Cox
Director: Sterlin Harjo
Genres: Drama
R     2007     1hr 21min

An endearing, comic and eternally universal love and death story set among the modern traditions of the Oklahoma Indian. Starring Cody Lightning as Cufe Smallhill who finds his usually silent father even quieter than usual...  more »

     
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Actors: Wes Allen, Jeri Arredondo, Laura Bailey, Nando Betancur, Darryl Cox
Director: Sterlin Harjo
Creators: Frederick Schroeder, Sterlin Harjo, David Michael Maurer, Chad Burris, Cheyenne Fletcher, Ted Kroeber
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance
Studio: First Look Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/06/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 21min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Hidden Gem of a Movie
S. Smith | Utah, USA | 10/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Four Sheets to the Wind" premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in 2007 where it was greeted with a standing ovation. Though not commercial fare, the film is one of the best surprises of the year. Cody Lightning stars as a young native american who decided to leave his Oklahoma reservation for city life in Tulsa. There he meets up with his troubled sister. The relationship between the two is at the heart of this beautiful film. The lead performances are near perfect and was singled out for recognition during the festival awards ceremony. Don't miss this inspiring and dramatic story!"
Four SHEETS TO THE WIND sterlin harjo
Rhonda Fritch | 01/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A wonderful film. I loved every minute of it. The actors were great. Cody Lightning was brilliant. The entire cast fit their roles perfectly. Sterlin Harjo [writer and director of the film] was amazing. The story was beautiful. I have viewed the film three times and will watch it again and again."
Beautiful Film...
The Edit Doctor | Hollywood, CA | 10/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Four Sheets was one of the highlights of Sundance '07 and has captivated audiences at every theatrical festival stop along the way. A must see... a beautiful tale exploring the human condition."
Great contemporary American Indian filmmaking and storytelli
Odii Gis | Rent-uhn, WA | 06/12/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Pleasantly surprised with this film by Sterlin Harjo, I caught the tail end of this movie on the Sundance Channel one day and was immediately drawn to it by its narrative in Muscogee (Seminole?) language. I finally got a hold of the DVD and watched the entire movie. I wasn't too sure about watching this movie on Mother's Day because of some of its initial scenes. But in the end, it was a perfect movie for that day.
I think it is hard sometimes to make American Indian movies in contemporary settings without being sore about modern Indian social conditions such as alcoholism and racism. Sometimes such films start out only pointing to those issues and then next thing you know it's like we are yelling at or preaching to viewers.
This movie along with such films like Pow Wow Highway, Doe Boy, and Dance Me Outside recognize the sociocultural aspects of Native America but mostly emphasize modern American Indian storytelling by portraying traditional beliefs methaphorically. In any case, it is a movie about death, awakening, salvation, and rebirth. Four elements to the wind.
For this film, we see the portraits of contemporary living through Cufe, his mother, and his sister in Oklahoma. Yet through, the deceased father's 3rd person narrative, he tells us of the ongoings as if it was a Muscogee traditional folktale. Very neat and very original.
Cody Lightning is excellent as Cufe. But, Tamara Podemski gives the breakout performance of her career.
I give this movie only 4 stars even though it deserves 5. But, it is Four Sheets to the Wind. Get it?"