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"Mekko" (2015) | Sterlin Harjo | Native Voices

Still image from "Mekko"
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Thursday, September 12, 2019
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5:20 pm
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Native Voices

"Mekko" (Sterlin Harjo, 2015, 87 min, in English and Mvskoke w/ English subtitles, Color, DCP)

After two decades in prison, "Mekko" is released onto the streets of Tulsa. Falling in with a group of homeless Native Americans, he begins to uncover a darkness that threatens to consume his new community. Masterfully combining Native American legend with the tension of a thriller, Mekko is a new landmark in indigenous cinema.

-- This film complements the Nasher Museum exhibition, Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.

"Mekko" infuses street-smart realism with Native American mysticism to create a quietly haunting portrait of fringe dwellers and castoffs." -- Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

"What Harjo does to 'Nativize' the western is nothing short of brilliant." -- Donato Totaro,

Contact: Hank Okazaki