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LeBron James Teams Up with Sydney Freeland for ‘Rez Ball’

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If you haven’t seen trans Native American filmmaker Sydney Freeland’s great indie film “Drunktown’s Finest,” drop what you’re doing and get on that. You’ll want to be an in-the-know fan who gets why the upcoming sports drama “Rez Ball” is a wonderful step forward in queer indigenous representation. She’s co-written (alongside Sterlin Harjo) and will be directing the basketball-themed story, adapting Michael Powell’s New York Times articles about the world of “reservation basketball,” as well as his novel, “Canyon Dreams.” Produced by basketball legend LeBron James, the story revolves around a Navajo high school basketball team fighting for the state championship. Think “Friday Night Lights” and “Hoosiers” in a little corner of New Mexico. It’s all coming soon(ish) to Netflix, where you can also watch Freeland’s other film, “Deidra and Laney Rob a Train.” So while you’re waiting, what are you waiting for?

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