This 2017 film, written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, is trying to be a respectful crime drama set on a Native American reservation. We discuss Sheridan’s mission and choices, as well as the criticism and praise it received for its depiction.
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- Wind River Is an Overwritten Mystery-Thriller With a Crazily Powerful Ending
- The Moody, Mixed Messages of Wind River
- The Truth Behind This Year’s Most Shocking Film, Wind River
- ‘Wind River’: Taylor Sheridan on Why He Needed to Make This Modern Western
- Taylor Sheridan: ‘The big joke on reservations is the white guy that shows up and says: “My grandma is Cherokee”‘
- What’s So Hard About Casting Indian Actors in Indian Roles?
- Movie Review: Taylor Sheridan’s ‘Wind River’ is Gripping, Realistic and Beautifully-Crafted
- Three Billboards, Wind River and Hollywood’s Representation Problem
- Why do white writers keep making films about Indian Country?
- Sundance: Weinstein Company to No Longer Distribute Jeremy Renner’s ‘Wind River’
- Weinstein Name Stripped From ‘Wind River’; Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Financiers To Pay For Oscar Campaign
- Taylor Sheridan Got the Weinstein Company Scrubbed From Wind River With an Ultimatum
- Brutal Crimes Grip an Indian Reservation