November 10, 2018 | Laemmle Music Hall | 3:35 – 5:15pm


Personal and crucial, The Blessing – follows Lawrence, a Navajo coal miner raising his secretive daughter as a single father, struggling with his part in the irreversible destruction of their sacred mountain at the hands of America’s largest coal producer. Made with support from the International Documentary Association, the Points North Institute, and captured over the course of five years, the Emmy® Award winning filmmaking team gain unprecedented access to a family on the Navajo Nation in Arizona. Lawrence endures a life-threatening injury and confronts the deep spiritual sacrifice he makes to provide for the people he loves. His daughter, Caitlin, discovers her inner identity and grapples with the expectations of her traditional father, while playing on the men’s varsity football team and being crowned homecoming queen. Closer than ever before, The Blessing bears witness to the unbridled will for survival on the reservation.

Run time: 74 mins

IN PERSON: David Russell (composer)


Directors: Hunter Robert Baker, Jordan Fein

Screenwriter: Ricardo Acosta

Producers: Raoul Max Trujillo, Hunter Robert Baker, Jordan Fein


*WHAT: * Film Program

*WHERE:* Laemmle Music Hall | 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

*WHEN:* November 10, 2018

2:00pm – Media Check-In

2:30pm – Red Carpet Arrivals; Interviews

3:35pm to 5:15pm– Screening




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