Barking Water
Barking Water (2009)

A couple who've been apart for years are brought back together by difficult circumstances in this independent drama. Frank (Richard Ray Whitman) is a man of Native-American heritage with a checkered past who was once married to Irene… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 17, 2009
DVD Release Date: November 16, 2010
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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The quiet humanity of the performances infuses the movie with a truthfulness that outweighs its flaws.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A wonderful and liberating film about a dying Native American's final journey with a loving companion by his side.

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David Fear
Time Out

An overall lack of drive drops the pacing from languorous to a slow, stalled crawl, but the journey itself isn't the point here. For once, it's the destination -- forgiveness -- that really counts.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Harjo poeticizes the open road with increasing redundancy, yet his identical scenic panoramas remain preferable to his dramaturgy, which mistakes silence for pensiveness.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

Harjo is clearly giving his all in trying to convey a soulful mysticism in this existential journey. But the tone becomes a little ham-handed with all the lengthy interludes of barren fields, roadside fences and tracking shots of the ever-moving Volvo.

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