Christmas In the Clouds

Award-winning romantic comedy starring a Native American cast. Premiered at 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Winner of the 2001 Time-Warner Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival, Best Native Film at Santa Fe Film Festival. Voted “Audience Favorite” at festivals in Mill Valley, Vancouver, Philadelphia, and Ft. Lauderdale. Endorsed by Oprah Winfrey and Roger Ebert when it released theatrically in 2005, the film has an 81% favorable rating from “Top Critics” on Rotten Tomatoes. U.S. Theatrical Release: 2005, DVD: 2006. Streaming via Criterion Collection & on Amazon Prime.

Kate Montgomery, the writer-director, has such affection for these characters that we can feel it through the screen; they’re not simply pawns in the plot, we sense; they represent something she wants to say about the Native Americans she knows.
— Roger Ebert