El séptimo fuego

Jack Pettibone Riccobono

30º Festival

Panorama

Documentary Window

Length: 78min

Country: US

TECHNICAL

D: Jack Pettibone Riccobono

G: J. Pettibone Riccobono, S. Omar Slattery-Quintanilla, A.Ford

F: J.Pettibone Riccobono, S. Omar Slattery-Quintanilla

E: A.Ford, M. J. Palmer, A. Papazoglou

S: Tom Paul M: Nicholas Britell

P: J. P. Riccobono, S. O. Slattery-Quintanilla, J. Robinson, J. Carey

CP: All Rites Reserved

I: Robert Duane Brown, Kevin Fineday Jr.

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If The Other Side, Roberto Minervini’s new film, can be seen –as Diego Lerer points out in his text included in this very catalogue– as "some sort of Duck Dynasty as shot by Terrence Malick,” then one could think of The Seventh Fire as an episode of Necessary Roughness directed by Frederick Wiseman. The main difference is that here, the off-the-rails youth does not learn its lesson when they find out firsthand what awaits for them in prison. Produced by Natalie Portman and Chris Eyre (director of the influential Smoke Signals), Jack Pettibone Riccobono’s documentary infiltrates in the indigenous town of Pine Point in order to follow a handful of inhabitants lost in the crossroads of the struggle for their indigenous identity and being destined for a life of excess (alcoholism, drug addiction, gangs, drug trafficking). With distance, but without backing off from what is portrayed, Pettibone Riccobono’s camera manages to lay once again on the table the Native American cause without ever intending to indicate a possible way out. Showing it is enough. Or at least, it soothes us to think that.
Jack Pettibone Riccobono
Born in New York, USA, in 1981, he studied film and compared religions at Harvard, where he received a distinction for his thesis film, Outlier (2004). He also directed the shorts Manoomin – The Sacred Food (2007), Killer (2009), Rage for Sale (2011), and The Rib (2012). The Seventh Fire is his first feature.