The Unknown Country

U.S., 86m, DCP

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Screened July 28–August 10, 2023

Reeling from a devastating loss, Tana (Lily Gladstone) is pulled back into the world by an unexpected invitation to her cousin’s wedding. She packs up her late grandmother’s Cadillac and hits the open road, driving from her home in Minnesota to South Dakota. After reconnecting with her Oglala Lakota family, Tana sets off to retrace a surreal journey that her grandmother took decades ago, searching for the spot captured in an old family photograph. As she travels, Tana finds connection in the stories of everyday people who’ve settled down far off the main roads including Isaac (Raymond Lee), who provides a pivotal clue to understanding the lost location that could cultivate closure. A personal reverie summoned from a beguiling mix of fact and fiction, The Unknown Country is an arresting debut feature from Morrisa Maltz. A Music Box Films release

Official Selection: South by Southwest, BAMcinemaFest

Please Note: The Unknown Country is a cleared SAG-AFTRA project, signed to the Interim Agreement. Due to this, performers are cleared to do publicity, press, and promotional events for this specific film.

A film by Morrisa Maltz

A memorable, heart-expanding journey.”

Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

Attentive and artful, Maltz is a talent to watch, and in Gladstone, she’s fortunate enough to have a star whose presence binds us to all this soulful roaming.”

Robert Abele, The Los Angeles Times