• Director-Screenwriter

    Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr

  • Producers

    Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr, Thomas Mahoney, Eric Tavitian

  • With

    Michael Greyeyes, Chaske Spencer, Jesse Eisenberg

  • USA 2021. 90min

  • UK Distribution

    Vertigo Releasing

  • Language


This film’s BFI Player premiere is scheduled for the time listed above. You have 24 hours to start watching and 4 hours to complete the film once you’ve started. Tickets can be booked until the end time listed above (subject to availability).

In the 1980s, two indigenous American boys, Makwa and Teddo, cover up the killing of a classmate, vowing to keep their crime a secret. Flash forward to the present day and Makwa (Michael Greyeyes) is living a life of privilege and prosperity in California, with a beautiful wife and a high-flying career. It comes under threat with the arrival of Teddo (Chaske Spencer) who is now a petty criminal, newly released from prison, and eager to revisit their shared crime and trauma. Grappling with complex themes of guilt, class, indigenous American identity and assimilation through the prism of a taut and haunting psychological thriller, Wild Indian is a striking and memorable debut from an exciting talent. Elegantly shot and paced, it is powered by a terrific cast, particularly Greyeyes whose nuanced turn stuns in the film’s shattering conclusion.

Paul Ridd

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Access information

The BFI Player screening on Thursday 14 October will be presented with an audio-description soundtrack for customers who are blind or partially-sighted, and will have optional closed captions for customers who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.

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