Legends from the Sky

2015 | Rated NR

Despite its stunning cinematography and sweeping score and grand ambitions, Legends from the Sky is a film that still needed a bigger budget. But as the former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld once said: “You go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want.” The war in Travis Holt Hamilton’s Legends is over a narrative territory that’s claimed mostly by Hollywood—the sci-fi story. The film wants to imagine this narrative form in terms that are consistent with the historical and mythical systems of the Navajo. A UFO crashes on the land of an elderly man whose grandson is an Iraq War veteran; a secret government agency does everything to cover it up, and, as the story develops, the interests of the government agency clashes with those of a secret society with supernatural powers. The film has great cultural details and lots of dialogue in Navajo, but a larger infusion of capital would have made its special effects more convincing and its writing sharper.


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Film Credits
Travis Hamilton
Edsel Pete, Mia Sable, Chris Robinson, Ernest Tsosie III, James Bilagody, Thomas Begay, Cale Epps, Drew Moore