|Directed by||Erica Tremblay|
|Edited by||Robert Grigsby Wilson|
|Music by||Samantha Crain|
It premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2023.
Since her sister’s disappearance, Jax has cared for her niece Roki on the Seneca–Cayuga Nation Reservation. Every spare minute goes into finding her missing sister while also helping Roki prepare for an upcoming powwow. At the risk of losing custody to Jax’s father, Frank, the pair hit the road to track down Roki’s mother in time for the powwow.
- Lily Gladstone as Jax
- Isabel Deroy-Olson as Roki
- Ryan Begay as JJ
- Shea Whigham as Frank
- Audrey Wasilewski as Nancy
- Dennis Newman as Derrick
In December 2020, the screenplay of Fancy Dance was selected as one of The Indigenous List, initiated by The Black List, IllumiNative and Sundance Institute to spotlight the work of Native American writers. In May 2022, the screenplay also was featured in the Cannes Screenplay List.
In August 2022, it was announced that Erica Tremblay would direct the film with Confluential Films set to produce. The principal photography took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma and began in August 2022.
Fancy Dance had its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, on January 20, 2023. Cercamon acquired its worldwide distribution rights on February 16, 2023. It is also set to screen at the 2023 South by Southwest.
On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 96% of 28 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 7.7/10. The website's consensus reads, "An urgent drama grounded in its observant depiction of reservation life, Fancy Dance establishes director/co-writer Erica Tremblay as a rising filmmaking talent".
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