Portraits From A Fire
Tyler, an eccentric and lonely teenager, spends his days Vlogging (video blogging) his Indigenous community and hanging out with his grandparents. Despite being physically present, Taylor’s father remains emotionally absent from Taylor’s life for reasons he doesn’t understand. But when Tyler meets Aaron, a mysterious, charismatic, and influential figure, things change as Aaron encourages Tyler to share his most personal film, about his mother’s disappearance, with the community. This coming-of-age drama follows Tyler as he embarks on a journey to heal the wounds from the past while weaving together the strong, sacred bonds of family.
Introduction by Adriana Greci Green (VAFF)
This film is part of the Indigenous Cinema of the Americas Series presented by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.