When gang leader Rob Brown is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved American Indian community in northern Minnesota. As Rob reckons with his past, his seventeen-year-old protégé, Kevin, dreams of the future: becoming the most powerful and feared Native gangster on the reservation.

From executive producers Terrence Malick, Natalie Portman, and Chris Eyre comes this haunting and unflinching debut feature directed by Jack Pettibone Riccobono.




October 27

Special Engagement – New York
Encore Screening – DCTV Presents
Thursday, October 27 at 7pm
Director Jack Riccobono in-person w/ Exec Producer Chris Eyre

New York , NY
November 9 - November 13

Special Engagement – Tucson
The Loft Cinema
Info & Showtimes Coming Soon
Executive Producer Chris Eyre In Attendance

Tucson, AZ
November 12

Seattle Theatrical Run
Northwest Film Forum
Info & Showtimes Coming Soon

Seattle, WA
November 17

Special Engagement – Columbia
The Nickelodeon
6:30pm on Thursday, November 17

Columbia, SC
November 17

Special Engagement – Anchorage
Bear Tooth Theatre Pub
Thursday, November 17

Anchorage, AK
November 19

Special Engagement – Los Angeles
The Mann Chinese Theatre
8pm on Saturday, November 19
Director Jack Riccobono in attendance

Los Angeles, CA
Past Screenings


October 23

Special Engagement – Bellingham 
Pickford Film Center
Sunday, October 23rd at 6:30pm

Bellingham, WA
October 16

Special Engagement – Ronan
The Entertainer Theatre
Friday, October 16th

Ronan, MT
October 12

Special Engagement – Boston
Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30pm
The Brattle Theatre
Director Jack Riccobono in-person

Boston, MA
September 28

Special Event – International Documentary Association
Getting Real ’16 Conference
Pickford Center – Linwood Dunn Theater
Director Jack Riccobono and subject Rob Brown on special panel featuring filmmakers Steve James and Stanley Nelson

Los Angeles, CA
September 23 - September 29

Lincoln Theatrical Run
Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
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Lincoln, NE
September 17

Special Engagement – Wadena
The Cozy Theatre
Saturday, September 17th

Wadena, MN
September 16 - September 21

Special Engagement – Rhinebeck
Upstate Films Rhinebeck Theatre
8:15pm on Friday, September 16
Q&A w/ director Jack Riccobono and producer Shane Omar Slattery-Quintanilla

Rhinebeck, NY
September 15 - September 18

White Earth Stories Release – NY Art Book Fair
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New York, NY
September 14

Special Engagement – Nashville
Third Man Records’ Blue Room
8pm on Wednesday, September 14
Skype Q&A w/ director Jack Riccobono

Nashville, TN
September 2 - September 6

Columbus Theatrical Run
Gateway Film Center
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Columbus, OH
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The film has been featured at screening events, public discussions, and private presentations across the country, including at the University of Oklahoma and the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands, as well as special outreach events at La Plazita Institute and Torres Martinez Indian Reservation. On March 24, 2016, The Seventh Fire was shown at the White House and our team participated in a special panel discussion on criminal justice reform with federal officials, journalists, and academics including Bill Keller, Edtior-in-chief of the Marshall Project, Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate, and Karen Diver, Special Assistant to the President for Native American Affairs. Help us continue to influence policymakers and bring The Seventh Fire to communities in need across the country by donating to our outreach campaign.
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Jack Pettibone Riccobono
Director, Producer, Writer, DP
has produced and directed a wide range of work across the five boroughs of his native New York City and around the world, from Moscow to Shanghai to Freetown. His narrative short KILLER premiered at New Directors / New Films and won Best Short at the Nantucket Film Festival. His short documentary THE SACRED FOOD, shot on the same reservation as THE SEVENTH FIRE, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. Jack received a Discovery Award from the Hollywood Film Festival for his directing work. A graduate of Harvard’s VES Film Production Program and Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School, his films have been screened at festivals around the world and at venues including DocumentaMadrid, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of the American Indian, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the American University in Rome. In 2008, Jack launched the production company All Rites Reserved, dedicated to producing films with global reach that push visual and conceptual boundaries.  
Natalie Portman
Executive Producer
Academy Award winning actress, filmmaker and philanthropist, Natalie Portman first charmed audiences at the age of thirteen in Luc Besson's 1994 film, THE PROFESSIONAL. Since then she has starred in over twenty-five films, including HEAT, BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU, ANYWHERE BUT HERE (Golden Globe nomination), WHERE THE HEART IS, COLD MOUNTAIN, GARDEN STATE, CLOSER (Academy Award nomination and Golden Globe Award), V FOR VENDETTA, THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL, BROTHERS, NO STRINGS ATTACHED, THOR, and George Lucas’ STAR WARS prequel trilogy. In 2011, she received her second Academy Award® nomination and first Best Actress win for her performance in Darren Aronofsky's critically acclaimed film, BLACK SWAN. She recently appeared in Terrence Malick’s KNIGHT OF CUPS. She wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the upcoming A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS, based on the memoir by Amos Oz.
Shane Omar Slattery-Quintanilla
Writer, Producer, DP
is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Film at Vassar College. He wrote, co-produced, and edited THE BALLAD OF ESEQUIEL HERNÁNDEZ a feature documentary about the killing of an 18-year-old American high-school student by U.S. Marines. The film, narrated by Tommy Lee Jones, was broadcast nationwide by PBS in 2008 and nominated for a 2009 Emmy Award in the category of "Outstanding Investigative Journalism.” The film won the FICCO Human Rights Prize and Best Documentary at the Santa Fe Film Festival. Mr. Slattery-Quintanilla received his B.A. from Harvard College and his M.F.A. from the University of Michigan. Before joining Vassar College as a tenure-track faculty member, he was an Assistant Professor at Columbia College, SC, where he taught video and writing courses.  
Chris Eyre
Executive Producer
is an award-winning director and producer of film and television, including the critically-acclaimed FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (2009, 2011) and WE SHALL REMAIN (2009), a five-part PBS mini-series on the history of Native Americans, which went on to become the highest-rated Native American series-ever on television and won numerous awards. Chris Eyre began his directing career with the independent film SMOKE SIGNALS (1998, Miramax Films). With the success of SMOKE SIGNALS, Eyre became the first Native American filmmaker to make a movie with a national theatrical release.
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Jihan Robinson
currently works at Netflix Originals. Previously, she worked at Pivot, Participant Media’s television arm where she oversaw the development of Alternative & Unscripted Programming. Recent highlights include CESAR’S LAST FAST, MARMATO, and CROSSING OVER: STORIES OF IDENTITY AND IMMIGRATION. Prior to joining Participant, Jihan worked in programming at HBO Documentary Films involved in the acquisition, development and post-production of over 50 films and 3 series. She received her B.A. in Art History and Social Science in the Arts from SUNY Purchase College and an M.A. in Arts Administration from Columbia University.
Andrew Ford
Andrew Ford is a film and television editor from the UK. He moved to Montana in 2001 to edit the Emmy-nominated TV series “Frontier House” for PBS. He has since edited titles including: A WALK TO BEAUTIFUL, winner of the International Documentary Association (IDA) for best documentary feature; KILLING KASZTNER, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival; UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US, which enjoyed a twenty-two week theatrical run in North America and was a NY Times and LA Weekly critic's pick. His films have played at the Louvre in Paris, the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, the Rubin Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Andrew lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Adelaide Papazoglou
studied filmmaking in the Visual and Environmental Studies Department's film production program at Harvard, where she learned to cut film on a Steenbeck flatbed and developed a taste for nonfiction film editing. Her film credits include commercial spots, shorts, music videos, experimental films and features, which have screened in theaters and on television screens worldwide. She currently works out of San Francisco, California.
Joey Carey and Stefan Nowicki
Producer and Executive Producer
founded Sundial Pictures in 2008 to create sophisticated, character-driven feature films and documentaries. Previous films include OBVIOUS CHILD, JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI, PARIAH, 28 HOTEL ROOMS, and LITTLE BIRDS. In 2015, Sundial Pictures premiered WELCOME TO LEITH at Sundance and THE SEVENTH FIRE at Berlin.
Michael J. Palmer
is based in Brooklyn, New York. After cutting his teeth as first assistant editor on Martin Scorsese’s Emmy®-winning GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD, Michael was one of three editors on HISTORY OF THE EAGLES, a two-part chronicle of the legendary rock band directed by Alison Ellwood and produced by Oscar® winner Alex Gibney. He returned to work with Scorsese and his longtime documentary collaborator David Tedeschi -- this time as editor -- on THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT, a profile of The New York Review of Books and its pantheon of superstar contributors. In addition to celebrating the World Premiere of THE SEVENTH FIRE at the 2015 Berlinale, Michael also edited the Gibney-directed feature doc STEVE JOBS: MAN IN THE MACHINE, which premiered at 2015 SXSW and was released by Magnolia Pictures and CNN.
Nicholas Britell
is an award-winning composer, pianist, and producer. His music was most recently featured in Natalie Portman’s directorial debut feature film, A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Other highlights include his work on director Steve McQueen’s Oscar-winning film 12 YEARS A SLAVE, for which he composed and arranged the on-camera music including the featured violin performances, spiritual songs, work songs, and dances. His work on 12 YEARS A SLAVE was widely acclaimed, including being recognized by Variety, which named the 12 YEARS A SLAVE soundtrack among its “Top 10” of 2013. Britell’s work and projects have been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, New York Magazine, and Vogue, which called him among “the most talented young artists at work.” He recently scored THE BIG SHORT directed by Adam McKay.

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