Our Opening Night Film premiered in the United States at the American Film Institute Film Festival in Los Angeles and it
has gradually become a grass-roots, word-of-mouth smash hit in Canada - with Aaron and his partner distributing it themselves one region at a time.
This is independent filmmaking at itís best, and we are delighted Aaron is able to join us to present Hank Williams First Nation in Boise.
Shot on location at the Woodland Cree First Nation (in the Peace River Country of Northern Alberta), Sorensonís singular
vision takes his characters (and the audience) on an ambitious (and somewhat loopy) adventure.
Seventy-five-year-old Martin Fox decides to visit the grave of his long time hero, Hank Williams, before he passes away.
With the support of his younger brother, Adelard, (acclaimed Native Canadian actor Gordon Tootoosis), Martin sets out for
Tennessee on a Greyhound bus with his 17 year-old nephew - sent along to read the maps and guide them to the musicianís grave.
Hank Williams First Nation is true independent cinema Ė it was directed, written, produced, edited and distributed by the
multi-talented Sorenson. His feature film debut is an endearing look at a good-hearted and good-humored people
(and their unique charms and challenges) and it marks him as a filmmaker to watch.
OPENING NIGHT FILM
The Egyptian Theater, Thursday, September 29th at 7:00pm
Be sure to arrive early for a "Taste of the Boise Co-Op"