War Pony

Directed by Gina Gammell & Riley Keough

Stunning, tender and utterly compelling, War Pony tells the interlocking stories of two Oglala Lakota men coming of age on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

At 23, Bill just wants to make something of himself. Whether it’s syphoning gas, delivering goods, or breeding Poodles, he is determined to carve his way to the “American Dream”.

Meanwhile, 12-year-old Matho can’t wait to become a man. Desperate for approval from his young, unavailable father, a series of destructive decisions turns Matho’s life upside down and he finds himself unequipped to deal with the harsh realities of the adult world. A powerful tale of life, hope and belonging on the Reservation.



"rousing tale of love and money on a Native American reservation"

The Guardian

115 minutes


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