Tonight's Movie: DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST, written and directed by Sydney Freeland.
Sydney Freeland is a Navajo filmmaker. She wrote and directed the short film 'Hoverboard' and the film DRUNKTOWN'S FINEST (2014), which garnered numerous acclaims after premiering at Sundance. Freeland wrote and directed DRUNKTOWN'S FINEST as a means to combat the negative stereotype of her home community. Freeland, who is herself a transgender woman, also directed a digital series about queer and trans women called ‘Her Story.’ The series was nominated for the newly-created Emmy Award category of Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama. Her second film, DEIDRA AND LANEY ROB A TRAIN debuted at Sundance and was released on Netflix in 2017.
Watch the trailer to DRUNKTOWN'S FINEST here!