Set in Gregory, South Dakota, an epic tale slyly unfolds across twelve years that revolves around a band of dedicated volunteers, who put on a unique annual Film Festival in their 'all-white' small town to champion their overlooked black native son -- prolific, early 1900s homesteader-turned-film-pioneer Oscar Micheaux -- known to some as the “Godfather of Independent Cinema”.  However, as the well-meaning mom-and-pop Film Festival strives to expand, it finds itself struggling to keep afloat, against mounting pressures from the outside and within -- all rooted to issues around race and class. Along the way, as the colorful volunteers get in touch with their African-American legacy, an unusual melodrama erupts on the Prairie, echoing the controversial spirit of Oscar Micheaux's unsung body of work -- and his enigmatic life-story.


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Photo: Andre Lambertson