• Te Ata (2017)

Te Ata

Release Date: September 29th, 2017

PG |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Based on the true story of Mary Thompson Fisher (Q'orianka Kilcher), widely known as Te Ata, who traverses cultural barriers to achieve fame as an actress and a Native American storyteller.

Cast: Q'orianka Kilcher, Gil Birmingham, Graham Greene, Mackenzie Astin, Brigid Brannagh, Cindy Pickett, Jenni Mabrey, Marissa Skell

Director: Nathan Frankowski

Genres: Historical drama , Biography

Production Co: Chickasaw Nation Productions

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Tom KeoghThe Seattle Times

    Perhaps in an effort to tell a PG story about an all-ages storyteller, Te Ata lacks vitality, pulling its punches and sometimes resorting to a cheesy shorthand. (A scene featuring Greene’s reservation leader and a racist senator is especially cheap.) Despite that, Te Ata lingers in the memory as a tale of an artist’s promise — and fulfillment. show more

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    That the film works to the extent that it does is largely due to the superb performance by Kilcher, who imbues her starring turn with a radiance and magnetism that makes you fully believe in her character's ability to woo audiences show more

  • 60
    Village Voice

    Nathan Frankowski’s biopic has the saccharine, deliberate feel of a Hallmark movie, that doesn’t make the woman at its center any less inspirational. show more

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