Missoulian week in review: Local news recap for Oct. 7-13

Lily Gladstone’s latest film, “Fancy Dance,” is having its premiere in the rising star’s home state this week.

She stars as Jax, a Seneca-Cayuga woman who’s been taking care of her teenage niece, Roki (Isabel DeRoy-Olson). The girl’s mother has gone missing and law enforcement seems indifferent. Roki wants to go to an annual powwow, where they’d always performed a mother-daughter dance, in hopes that she’ll arrive.

“Jax is really a reflection of so many hard-working women in Indian Country,” said writer-director Erica Tremblay. These are women “that, in various ways, in different jobs or engagements, are helping to protect young people and promote safety in our cultures, that are struggling at the same time with their own inner traumas and their own demons.”

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It’s a narrative feature debut from Tremblay (Seneca-Cayuga), who’s directed two documentaries and worked as a writer on the acclaimed FX series “Reservation Dogs.”

— Cory Walsh, cory.walsh@missoulian.com

If you’re on a quest for a rare and fiery ring this weekend, you won’t have to journey to the darkest depths of Mordor.

But you might have to go to Elko, Nevada. 

On Saturday morning, the moon will pass directly in

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