New Releases


Directed by Morrisa Maltz

USA, 2023, 1h 26min, DCP

New Releases

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

Director Morrisa Maltz will join us for the Thursday, 8/3 screening of THE UNKNOWN COUNTRY.

“Puts us in the presence of a major talent, bearing something profound in her artistic inclinations.”
—Carlos Aguilar, IndieWire

“It’s acutely original and reveals the range of extraordinary, authentic humanity in this country.”
—Dina Barrish, Austin Chronicle

A personal reverie summoned from a beguiling mix of fact and fiction, THE UNKNOWN COUNTRY is an arresting debut feature from AFS-supported filmmaker Morrisa Maltz.

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.