Follow Me Home with Filmmaker Peter Bratt
Free; obtain ticket up to one hour before event at the IMA box office.
(1996, 104 mins., dir. Peter Bratt, R)
As part of the Campecine Film Festival, see Follow Me Home, with introduction and Q&A with director Peter Bratt and actor Jesse Borrego. This defiant, humorous, poetic tale explores race and identity like no other film. Weaving together traditions of Native, African and Latin cultures, the film tells the story of four artists on a journey across the American landscape filled with conflict and revelation. Tudee (Jesse Borrego), Abel (Peter's brother Benjamin Bratt), Kaz (Calvin Levels) and Freddy (Steve Reevis) are joined by Evey (Alfre Woodard), an enigmatic African American woman on a journey of her own.
The film earned Bratt the Best Director award at the 1996 American Indian Film Festival and the Best Feature Film Audience Award at the 1996 San Francisco International Film Festival. It was also an Official Selection in the 1996 Sundance Film Festival. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker called Follow Me Home "...a work of genius."
The program includes post-film discussion led by Peter Bratt members of the Latino/a Youth Collective. Film shown in DVD.