Paul, a teenager in rural Georgia, throws out his sister’s kitten. When he’s forced to search for the cat, he stumbles upon a gruesome discovery in the woods. If he tells the truth, he risks exposing his parents who run the local funeral home, and losing Lyla, a beautiful outsider spending the summer in Sahkanaga. But if he keeps the secret, he risks destroying much more.
Sahkanaga has garnered awards from the Georgia Film Critics Association, the 2012 San Francisco Independent Film Festival, the 2011 Atlanta Film Festival, the 2011 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival and earned “TheFilmSchool’s Great American Storyteller Prize” at the 2011 Tacoma Film Festival.
Matt Sobel (Take Me to the River)
“I wanted the film to feel uncanny, meaning simultaneously familiar and strange. The combination of these mixed signals makes us quite uncomfortable.”