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Sahkanaga (2012)

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In 2002, over 300 bodies were discovered on the property of the Tri-State Crematory in the Appalachian foothills of northwest Georgia, thrusting an unassuming, tight-knit community into the international spotlight. SAHKANAGA (meaning "Great Blue Hills of God" in Cherokee, pronounced "sock-uh-nogga") imagines this event from the perspective of Paul, a teenager who stumbles upon the first body. Matters are further complicated by his father's ownership of the local funeral home and the arrival of

Unrated,

Mystery & Suspense, Drama

John Henry Summerour

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The film feels flimsy rather than delicate, lacking strong performances or psychological nuance.

December 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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A thoughtful, atmospherically heavy study of reactions to an inexplicably inhumane act.

December 6, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Summerour's debut feature is a richly atmospheric drama that, despite its grisly hook, is ultimately far less interested in its tale's suspense/horror aspects than in how such a public shock affects and reveals the character of local citizenry.

February 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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