Learning Beyond the Classics
Directed by Billy Luther
With Keir Tallman, Charley Hogan, Sarah H. Natani
Not Rated, 83 minutes, DCP
In English and Navajo with English subtitles
Winner of the best narrative feature at the 2023 Urbanworld Film Festival, Frybread Face and Me follows two adolescent Navajo cousins from different worlds as they bond during a summer on their grandmother's Arizona ranch, learning more about their family's past and about themselves. Executive produced by Taika Waititi, the film was written and directed by filmmaker, Billy Luther of the Navajo, Hopi, and Laguna Pueblo tribes, his previous credits include the award-winning documentary Miss Navajo, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and aired nationally on PBS' Independent Lens that same year.
Co-presented by the Department of American Studies, Native American Initiatives, and the David A. Heskin and Marilou Brill Endowment for Excellence.