Two Indians Talking is a comedic drama about the conflicting opinions of two First Nations men as they prepare to set up a roadblock. Each man wants fiercely to do the right thing, but struggles with the question, “When you do something for the right reasons, does that make it the right thing to do?”
ADAM (Justin Rain) is a university-educated Native of the Seventh Generation, raised to believe that knowledge is the Indian’s best tool for survival. NATHAN (Nathaniel Arcand) is a high school dropout whose dreams have been consistently crushed in his endurance of the past 20 years.
On the eve of their nation’s roadblock, the cousins prepare for the impending battle in an empty community centre that they paint with heartfelt conversation and humorous debate about life, culture, identity, women, literature, dreams, politics, education, poverty, and about hope for the future — if any.
This feature film (96 minutes) made by Canadian production company, Kiss Dust Pictures, stars Nathaniel Arcand, Justin Rain, Carmen Moore, Denyc, Sam Bob, and Ashley Harry. It was written by Andrew Genaille and directed by Sara McIntyre.
AWARDS & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Leo Awards Nomination 2011, Best Screenwriting, Feature Length Drama: Andrew Genaille
Leo Awards Nomination 2011, Best Lead Performance for a Male, Feature Length Drama: Justin Rain
Rogers People’s Choice Award, Most Popular Canadian Film, Vancouver International Film Festival 2010
Best Feature Film Award, Cowichan International Aboriginal Festival of Film and Art, 2011
Best Director Award Sara McIntyre, Cowichan International Aboriginal Festival of Film and Art, 2011
Silver SpIFFY Award for Most Promising Filmmaker Sara McIntyre, Spokane International Film Festival 2011
Best Actor Award Justin Rain, Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, 2010
Best Picture nomination, Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival 2010
Best Supporting Actress nomination Denyc, Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival 2010
Best Actor nomination Nathaniel Arcand, Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival 2010
Best Film nomination, American Indian Motion Picture Awards 2010
Best Actor nomination Nathaniel Arcand, American Indian Motion Picture Awards 2010
Best Supporting Actor nomination Justin Rain, American Indian Motion Picture Awards 2010
Best Director nomination Sara McIntyre, American Indian Motion Picture Awards 2010