CORK CINE CLUB presents War Pony [USA]
Stunning, tender and utterly compelling, War Pony tells the interlocking stories of two Oglala Lakota men coming of age on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
At 23, Bill just wants to make something of himself. Whether it’s syphoning gas, delivering goods or breeding poodles, he is determined to carve his way to the ‘American Dream’. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Matho can’t wait to become a man. Desperate for approval from his young, unavailable father, a series of destructive decisions turns Matho’s life upside down and he finds himself unequipped to deal with the harsh realities of the adult world.
A powerful tale of life, hope and belonging on the Reservation. Featuring spellbinding performances from first-time actors Jojo Bapteise Whiting and LaDainian Crazy Thunder, and created over a period of several years, in collaboration with members of the Pine Ridge Reservation.
War Pony is the directorial debut of Riley Keough (Daisy Jones & The Six, Zola) and Gina Gammell, and written with first-time writers, Franklin Sioux Bob and Bill Reddy.
Winner, Caméra d’Or for Best Debut Feature, Cannes Film Festival, 2022.
For clarity, we will screen War Pony with English subtitles.
This Caméra d’Or winner (for best debut feature at Cannes) is a keenly observed, subtle, and challenging drama about a corner of society never included in the American dream, one that reveals both the spirit and longing found there. – Irish Independent
Working with Gammell, Keough … successfully transitions to the other side of the camera with this respectful take on a community under pressure. – Irish Times
Riley Keough is an actor who establishes her film-making credentials with this terrific debut feature, co-directed with Gina Gammell. – The Guardian
The rangy, inquisitive screenplay… doesn’t artificially intertwine this pair’s life stories. Instead, it simply allows them to play out in tandem, inviting us to spot the reflections and echoes. – Daily Telegraph
A new directorial dynamic duo has arrived. – Little White Lies
2022| USA |Language: English, screened with English subtitles | 114 minutes| Cert: 15A
Directors: Gina Gammell, Riley Keough
Cast: Iona Red Bear, LaDainian Crazy Thunder, Jojo Bapteise Whiting
Foreign language films are subtitled. Cert: CLUB for over 18s.
A short film may be shown before the feature.
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General Admission: €8.50 (including booking fee)
Concession: €7.00 (including booking fee)
Seating for this event is UNRESERVED
Doors at 7:30 pm
Film starts at 8 pm
A limited number of tickets will be available to buy at the door.