The Unknown Country (2022) Movie Script

[wind rustling]
[engine turning over]
- An already-delayed harvest
for some Midwestern farmers
will be slowed even further
because of wet conditions.
[dramatic music]

27 tonight,
mostly cloudy skies
and snow showers this evening.
Higher wind gusts
could make visibility
and travel treacherous.
[radio continues indistinctly]

[radio talk show chatter]
- A first grader can become
a first drug addict.
- That's former senator
Joe Walsh.
I should have said former
senator Trent Lott, of course,
speaking on "E Is America."
[echoes] "E is America."

[shop bell rings]
[music playing on radio]

- You gotta make sure you get
all the caramel on this one.
They need extra goo.
Extra goo, guys.
Good morning.
How are you today?
- Tired.
- Tired?
Well, a cup of coffee.
Got great breakfast
on the back.
Everything's made
from scratch.
We'll get ya
all woke up, okay?
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
I want you to remember
this cute little cheer
that we wrote.
It goes something like this.
Hickok, Hickok,
the Hickok House,
you put the things
in your mouth.
Yay, Hickok.
I wrote that myself.
And if you want, I can sing
"Bohemian Rhapsody."
- Thank you, Pam.
- Thank you, Pam.
- Thank you, Pam!
- You're welcome.
- Appreciate it.
- I hope you don't forget me.
- We'll never.
- You're unforgettable.
Have a great day.
- I will.
Bye, bye, guys.
Do we got two lucky fellers?
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
[soft music]

The cats were
all kind of given to me.
Like, nobody wanted them.
And I was like, "I want you.
I want you.
I love you."
Little Bit was found
underneath a log.
Tweeters was found
in a barn wall.
He had barely gotten
his eyes open.
Bebop was dumped
off the interstate.
Bushy, the lady
didn't want her.
Mimsy decided to divorce
her family and live with me.
And Holly was a wild cat,
and some kids caught her,
and the mom
wouldn't take her back.
So I became their mom,
and I love them all.
All right, ma'am,
here's your omelet.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
There's ketchup.
There's a couple
of different kinds of Tabasco.
- This looks beautiful.
Thank you.
- Okay.
I'll be right back.
I try to treat my customers
really well,
because you never know
what's going
on in somebody's life.
Are you hungry?
[cat meows]
There is this gentleman
that came into the diner.
His name was Dwayne something.
I can't remember
his last name.
But he told me,
"Just call me Butch.
You can remember that."
And when he came up
to the cash register,
he pulled out
this wad of bills.
And I said,
"You should be very careful
walking around Deadwood
with that much money."
And he said, "Well, why don't
you help me out
and take a couple
off my hands for me?"
And he gave me two $100 bills.
He said, "No, why don't
you take a third?
That'll help."
And the gentleman
would frequent quite often,
leaving between $100 and $500
every time he came
into the diner.
And one day,
he brought me this coat.
It was black,
and on the back,
it had gold printing
that said "Ain't Scared."
And I said, "Well, thank you,"
but I didn't understand
what that meant.
One day he came in--
and I knew he had diabetes--
and he ordered blueberry pie
and his steak tips.
And the next day, he died.
And he was leaving his money
to me to make my life happier.
So everybody has
a different story.
[spacey rock music]

[radio chatter]
[truck squeaking]
- You're with South Dakota
Public Broadcasting.
- A couple of weeks ago,
every member
of the Sioux Falls
City Council and the mayor
got an anonymous tip that was
also given to the zoo board.
It appeared to be
from employees.
- ...around the world
are ramping up
for next month's 500th
anniversary of Reformation.
[radio chatter fades]
[mystical music]

- Officials with the
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
say they'll oppose it, oppose
the state gaming rule change.
South Dakota's position--
[shop bell rings]
- Hello.
[uneasy music]
- [breathes shakily]

[engine turns over]

[engine revving]
[engine revving insistently]

[radio talk show chatter]
[overlapping talk show
- ...could be a good
role model for my children.
I mean, I wanted
to bring them up in a--
- What are we afraid of?
That's what I would ask
to begin with.
- Is there a biblical way
to look at this?
Because you
certainly could look
at karma or some other system,
and they would have something
to say about--
- What we're doing now--
- We were--
- Because it's greater things
to come.
And I'm still waiting.
[door latch clicks]
- Hi.
- Good evening.
Can I help you?
- Yeah, like a room
for the evening please.
- Okay, is it just yourself?
- Yeah.
- One person?
[wind howls]
[key clatters]
- [sighs]
[sign buzzing]
[clock ticking]
[music playing]

[phone ringing]
- Hey, it's Lainey.
- How are you?
- I'm okay.
Um, I know it must be
really hard right now,
but I just wanted to see
if you're coming next week.
- I don't know that I
can make it that soon.
Just it's a lot--
a lot to put in order
here still, you know.
- Yeah, well, it would be
nice for you to come,
see your family,
and, you know,
like, around those--
you know, around those times,
everybody would be there
so you get
to see us all at once.
- Oh, that sounds so nice.
Thanks so much
for inviting me.
- Okay, well,
I'll talk to you later.
I'm gonna put
Jasmine in the bath.
So you got an invitation.
[clock ticking]
[soft music]

[car door shuts]

- [stamping feet]
- Oh, hi.
- Hey.
Come in.
[baby cooing]
- Bad baby.
- What's your name?
- Tana.
- Tana?
- And you're Jasmine, right?
- Yeah.
Pleased to meet you.
- You too.
- I got you.
- How old is she?
- I got you.
- Maya?
She's one, and he's one.
They're my sister's kids,
and then that's Lexi.
[elliptical machine whirring]
[baby crying]
She's not happy no more.
- That's because she took off
her Band-Aid.
- Really?
- Yeah.
Oh, yeah, stand up there
Get you out there.
- You guys have
your hands full here.
- Yep.
- Okay.
- I know.
I know.
I've gotta press down.
There you go.
- Jasmine, jeez.
- You won.
- Be nice.
- Okay, ready?
- I like you.
- I like you, too.
Oh, we got
a good flow going now.
- Are you--
are you gonna live here?
- I'll stay
for a couple of days.
How about that?
But I live in Minneapolis.
- She likes you.
- She wore out now.
- I mean, these babies
keep us in check.
And whenever
Devin's not working,
we're babysitting.
- Where you working, Devin?
- Over at Burger King.
- Oh, okay.
Do you get to bring food home?
- No, I don't.
Unfortunately, no.
- And he's working
at Guadalajara's, too,
at night.
- Yeah.
Dish wash at nights.
- Okay.
Is that a restaurant, too?
- Yeah.
- Okay.
- It's down the road.
- This place is great.
- Yeah, it's
my sister's place.
- Oh, my God,
he's like a wrecking ball.
- Little wrecking ball.
- So wedding's tomorrow?
- On Saturday.
- Saturday, okay.
- Yeah.
Dev's probably not gonna
ever want you to leave now.
[soft music]
- [giggling]
Oh, my goodness.

- ...gusting with a north wind
18 to 22 miles per hour
with gusts--
- This is KBAG.
- See, if you don't have love,
it means what?
- You're trash.
- Nothing.
- It's trash.
- He's like--
- You need more room?
- Put my jacket
over there somewhere.
- What time you gotta go
to work tomorrow?
- 4:00.
- You're my hero.
- What are they?
- All right, cheers, guys.
Cheers please.
all: Cheers.
- Don't do it, Devin.
- Cheers.
- I see where Jazzy gets it.
- Oh, my God,
Jazzy's been crazy--
- So when was the last time
you were back, then?
- Seven, eight--it was, like,
the summer I turned eight.
- Glad you're back.
- Yeah.
- Favorite cousin.
- Me, too.
Thank you for inviting me.
- "Favorite cousin."
- One of my best friends
was his great-grandfather.
- Devin's?
- Yeah.
- Oh, really?
- Pete Shangreaux.
- Even Tanya's related to--
- Lainey was saying that
he's got a bunch of family
coming in from Pine Ridge.
- If the weather holds up.
- Yeah.
- How far away is it?
- Two hours.
- That's not too bad.
- And the roads are ugly.
When we lived out
in the country,
we had to do cowboy rides
'cause of the mud.
- We would have to walk
from the outer gate
to the house.
- It was 1/2 a mile.
- Yeah, it's like half a mile.
Sometimes we'd have to walk
'cause we'd, like, get stuck.
- Oh, man.
- Lainey, you didn't walk.
I carried you.
- I walked, too.
You did not carry me.
- I was wondering about this.
- Greg knows.
- I remember--
- When Tara was little,
we had--
what was it--
a mile to the road.
So I'd take her to Head Start,
and she'd run.
And they had
this Head Start track meet,
and she practiced,
and she won it.
- Oh, nice.
- Beat every kid on the res,
Tara, yeah.
So that was a good part of it.
- Did Tanner?
- Tanner?
- No, Tyrell did--
- Tyrell.
And Tanner came second.
- Oh.
- Damn Tyson.
- Tyson got second to Tyrell.
- Yeah--no.
- Well, who beat you?
- Some girl, Sarah.
Sarah was real, 'cause she
kicked my ass at the meet.
- So, Tana, how long are
you gonna be here this time?
- I don't really know yet.
- I hope you get
to go down to the res,
so take a trip down there.
- Yeah.
I don't wanna go home
quite yet.
- But you know if you go
to the res,
that is going home.
The land will help heal you,
and it'll remind you
of all that's good,
all that's good
about where you come from
and what you have
to look forward to.
- Yeah.
[desolate music]

[distant chatter]

- Oh, I was raised
on a cattle ranch
north of Pierre.
My dad had 1,700 acres
that he ran cattle on,
and a few sheep,
and then did a little farming.
He was actually born there,
and he tells me
that he's gonna die there.
When I was in high school,
that was early 1970s,
that was a very difficult time
in South Dakota,
very dry time.
It wasn't like the 1930s
with the Dust Bowl,
but it was as close to that
as one could get.
And during my four years
of high school,
I told myself, "I'm not doing
this for the rest of my life."
I wanna do something
that I was
more in control of my destiny.
And so I did engineering
for about 20 years.
And then fate brought me
to my wife's hometown here.
15 years later, here we are.
It is kind
of the love of my life.
I don't want my wife to hear
me say that, but it's--
it's certainly what I get up
for each day.

- These are so cute.
- Yeah, we try
to stay festive for Jazzy
because if we don't,
then she gets on us.
- It's sweet
for your wedding, too.
- Yeah.
- What's tomorrow
looking like?
- Well, I was going to
ask you if you wanted
to pick me and Jasmine up
and then we could go
up to Grandpa's
and get ready.
- Yeah.
Yeah, whatever you need.
- Tana, did you want
some more tea or a water?
- Oh, I'm good, thanks.
That's so much.
- I really wanna test this out
Oh, yeah.
Dinosaurs are not my favorite.
- No?
- But it's, like,
with a long, long neck.
It's like a giraffe.
And Daddy's almost sleeping.
- Aw, he works so hard.
- If he don't work,
he won't get money.
- True.
True that, girl.
Jazzy, why don't you give
your dad a candy?
- Oh.
- You stingy.
- I thought--
I thought he can't eat candy
'cause he has a cavity.
Here you go.
- Thank you, baby.
- Is that your--
is those your favorite color?
- It used to be
when I was a kid.
- Oh.
- But thank you.
I gotta get ready for work.
- Oh, no.
- I know.
- And shift number two.
- You want a gummy too?
- See you later.
- Jazzy, I'm gonna play
your favorite song.
[music playing]
- Okay.
- We got to teach her how.
- Okay, what do I do?
- I don't even know
how to do it.
- Okay, I can do that one.
[music playing]
- What the heck?
You got it.
- You're a good teacher.
[Beach House's "Take Care"

- Deep inside
the ever spinning
Tell me does it feel?

It's no good
unless it's real
Hillsides burning
Wild-eyed turning
Till we're running from it
I'd take care of you

If you'd ask me to

In a year or two

- Oh, my gosh,
I'm a little nervous
saying all this dumb stuff.
- Don't be nervous.
- You wanna read any of it?
- No.
- It looks beautiful.
Like, I'm like the artist.
- You are.
You're a great artist.
- Just gonna draw
some shadows.
- How's those noodles?
- My hands ain't what they
used to be to braid anymore.
- Her hair looks great.
- Oh, yeah.
- Got those little
tiny fuzzies.
- Yeah.
- They're hard to--
- I know.
They--they keep popping up.
She'll have that crown now.
- Can't wait for you
to meet your cousins.
- I'm gonna have to make
that little--come on.
- It's been a while.
- Is he gonna even
know who I am?
- [laughs]
I think they'll--
they'll know.
You want some makeup, too?
- Yeah.
- Yes.
Think this is a good color.
Right, now go like this.
[both popping]
Good job.
You look so pretty.
[desolate music]

- Our parents didn't, like,
like us being together.
I would, like, lie
and be like,
"I wanna go stay
with my auntie on the res."
You know, my mom
would be like, "Okay."
But, like, really, I would go
and stay with Devin.
And, like, people
would just, like,
catch me sneak in his window
and just, like, call
my mom up.
Romeo and Juliet after that.
I'm just kidding. [chuckles]
But we got tired
of our parents trying
to, like, keep us away
from each other.
So then we thought, you know,
"Let's just get pregnant,
"and then they'll have
no choice
but to, like, let us
be together."
So I got pregnant,
and I was too scared
to tell my mom because
I was only 15 at the time.
And I kept it a secret.
And Devin would, like,
have people, like,
bring him to Spearfish
so he could go
to parenting classes with me.
Then pretty soon, like,
his mom, like, found out
about it,
so his mom, like, kept
him on lockdown.
And then finally,
once I turned 18,
I left Spearfish,
and I just went
to go live with Devin.
The hardest time of my life
is whenever before Jasmine.
It was 2009.
And that was the same year
my brother died,
and that was the same year
my dad got incarcerated.
And I basically just turned
to alcohol and drugs.
And then I had Jazzy,
and then everything changed.
And she is, like, my light.
[tranquil music]

[singing in Lakota]

- Welcome
to the wedding celebration,
the gift of love and family
as Lainey Toi Bearkiller
and Devin Lee Shangreaux
along with their beautiful
daughter, Jasmine,
come together
in this ancient house
to become husband and wife.
Jasmine, if you would like
to come up here
next to me while--
- Come on, Jasmine.
- ...your mommy and daddy
share their vows.
- Okay, stand right here.
- There we go.
- My dearest Devin, when
I first met you in person,
I was thinking "Who does
this kid think he is,
grabbing my hand?"
Little did I know
you would be the one
standing here with me today.
Words can't describe
how blessed I am.
I don't know where life's
going to take us,
but with you and Jazzy there,
I know it will be perfect.
- Lainey, since the moment
that I seen you,
I have loved you.
And every day after this,
I'm gonna love you still.
Always and forever.
[video game noises]
You mothered my baby.
I love you.
- Jasmine.
- It's okay.
- Let me see that.
Not right now.
- And now, if you would place
your hand
right on top there...
- You too, Jazzy.
- There.
For as much
as this beautiful family
have consented together
in holy wedlock,
I pronounce them
husband and wife.
And now, if you would join
in this prayer
from our elders.
Oh, great spirit, whose voice
I hear in the winds
and whose breath gives
life to all the world,
make me wise
so that I may understand
the things you have taught
my people.
I seek strength not to be
greater than my brother
but to fight
my greatest enemy, myself.
And so when life fades,
my spirit may come to you
without shame.
If you would, seal
your marriage with a kiss.
[singing in Lakota]

- I never liked
my son-in-laws except Greg,
but I love my grandson-in-law.
- Feels good to be here.
- Yeah, it's nice.
I love when we get
to do this kind of stuff.
- Is this everybody?
Is this most of everybody?
- No.
This is, like, maybe
a quarter of everybody.
- Really?
- Yeah, it's really
usually big.
Like, no places to sit,
people on the floor,
these tables filled up,
people in grandma's room.
- Yeah.
- Big family.
Gets crazy.
- Wait, wait, wait, wait.
Hold up, little lady.
- I'm not a little lady.
- Wait, where's my...
- Boom!
- Thank you.
- No this one right here.
[pensive music]

- I'm Jasmine.
I'm Jasmine
Bearkiller Shangreaux.
- Remember, what are you?
You're what?
- Um, Jasmine.
- No, I know,
but remember,
you're not white, you're what?
- Um, brown.
- Yeah. What is it called?
Remember what?
Native American.
- Native--Native American.
- Yes.
- Native American.
I love South Dakota.
I love my family.
I love my family 1 billion.
- We live down there
in the Badlands.
- Oh, yeah, yeah.
- Do you remember
that time
when we were sneaking
in my window?
- Oh, my God.
I don't even...
Does your mom know
about that yet?
- No, she doesn't.
- I don't know how
I love you so much.
I love both of you so much.
- They had to take him
to Washington, D.C.,
- Uh-oh.
- Oh, yeah.
- That's your hand?
- No.
- Just is...
- Are you leaving?
- No.
No, we're--no, we're--
me and Devin are
gonna ride with her downtown.
She's gonna come
and hang out for a bit
before she heads
back to Sturgis.
- Okay.
- So what are you
gonna do after this?
- Just kind of floating.
- Floating?
- Yeah.
- Well, float my way, girl.
[laughs] Um...
I was kind of thinking
about going to the res,
you know, because,
like, Devin's family
kind of wants to--
kind of wants to, like,
see us.
And they'll--want
to get you to
give us a ride.
I mean, I'll feed you
some gabubu bread,
some soup.
I mean, that would
be nice if we could--
- Well, I'll eat, but you
don't have to feed me.
I'll take you.
- Girl, it's the res,
you know.
You know you can't go
to the res
without eating soup, so...
- I'd love to do that.
[spacey music]

- And be sure to get
your annual Medicare checkup.
You can make a difference.
And in Indian Country,
older minds matter.
This message is brought
to you by the International--
- It's so pretty here,
especially, I mean, like,
in the winter,
the Great Plains.
- Oh, yeah.
This is gorgeous.
- Yeah, coming in.
There's--there's this place
called Thunder Valley.
- Mm-hmm.
- And our Grandpa August
lives there.
So I was wondering
if you wanna stop by,
because he has this present
that he wanted to give me.
And I kind of just want
to hurry up and go,
or else he'll just,
you know, keep talking.
Just keep talking.
- Okay.
All right.
- You know
how them elderlies are.
Be like, talk about
stories and shit.
- What's that over there?
Is that Devil's--
that's not Devil's Tower.
- No.
- We're not even anywhere
near that, are we?
Shows you how long
it's been since I been back.
- [speaking Lakota]
- 65 miles per hour.
For Thursday, mostly cloudy
with a high 35 degrees.
And finally--
- [speaking Lakota]
[car door shuts]
- Oh, ho, ho, ho!
- Hi!
- [speaks Lakota]
- Hi.
Hi, Gramps.
- There she is.
There she is.
I'm good.
- This is Devin.
- Good to see you.
- And then you remember Tana?
- Hello.
- Tana.
- You remember me?
- I remember you.
Long time, long time.
God, just like your grandma.
Just like your grandma.
Come here, come here.
- This is beautiful.
- Soup's on.
It's cooling.
- It's nice and warm in here.
[gentle music]

- Housing has always been
a real pressing issue for us
all these--all these years.
- Are there gonna be
more of these?
- Oh, yes.
Each community,
each district is.
This will be the model
we draw from.
- Hmm.
- You know, all of this--
it's all this.
How about you?
How are you?
You know, your grandma
gone on.
- Yeah.
She was sick for a while,
so I was prepared a little.
But it's hard.
- You know, she was
my older sister.
She was almost a second mother
to me, too, as well, you know.
I remember--
I remember the camera.
She was the first one
that we seen with a camera.
We're all so curious
about that,
and how she could make
this image appear
before us by just...
allowing us to each take
our turn
at pulling the film out,
and there's the image.
I'd like to think some ways
that her curiosity
somehow comes through you.
Our old folks say
that, you know.
It's all in the time,
you know.
Every generation comes forth
to their time,
your grandmother's time,
my time.
Now your time.
The spirit of your--
of your grandmother.
Somehow you can carry it,
too, carry it through you.
[speaks Lakota]
- Yeah.
[music playing]
This is a sacred moment there.
- I was like, "Jasmine,
why did you do that?"
She was like, "I was bored."
- Except that
it's really
the "I hate Rachel" club.
- Okay, so what?
You guys just, like,
get together
and, like, just say
mean things about me?
- Well, we did a little more
than that.
- No, no, no, no, no, no.
- This was her suitcase?
- Yes, her last leave
from here and--
anyway, your time with it
whenever you choose.
[warm music]

- 7S7CF, all right?
Okay, here we go.
[speaks Lakota]
It's gonna be the last one,
[singing in Lakota]
[radio talk show chatter]

- What is known as the 49,
many different versions,
many different stories.
They say
50 men went off to war...
[continues indistinctly]

- Her travels,
her adventures.
I guess sometimes it's called
life, huh,
to live or be alive.
Wherever it takes you.
You know, your grandmother,
strong spirit she had.
She explored.
And she left us
for a while there
and kind of disappeared on us.
We always wondered
about her whereabouts.
We even heard once
she was even in Texas,
way down in Texas somewhere.
- Really?
- Yeah.
- She was getting
out the door, huh?
- Yeah, first step,
another step.


[indistinct radio speech]

- So you think
you know Nebraska?
Well, think again.
"But Now You Know Nebraska"
video series is captivating--
- Snow showers and flurries
up towards the state line
from the Chadron outline
east to Ainsworth.
[energetic music]
- ...said though that
the administration
had made a habit of turning
to the Supreme Court
and the lawsuits--
talk show chatter]
- And I said part of is that
I wanted to appear strong.
I wanted to appear--
- ...when he mentioned
something about hunting--
[horse huffing]
- Okay.
Well, there you have it.
- Okay.
All the runners are ready.
Pick up your money
at the entry office,
belt buckles,
and get on a horse
standing around.
Here, they're coming
down the track.
Here we go.
Front runner
Joe Wilson.
Well, they gotta beat
22:98 to take over the lead.
He's got all three rings.
smooth run for the team.
- Wow.
- If you need another
cigarette, I'll light it.
- Oh, no, I'm good.
- Are you really here
by yourself smoking?
Where's your guy at?
- Looks like you got a little
snow on your shoes as it was.
- Apparently it's snowing.
- Looks like we're
at a Chuck E. Cheese.
- Yeah.
- Wanna go play some foosball?
- Oh, no, I'm gonna
get on the road.
Just--just gotta--
- What's your hurry?
- I'm just-- I'm
just passing through.
Just stopping for a minute.
- We're it.
We're it.
- Hopefully I'm passing
out tonight next to you.
- All right.
- Hey, we'll walk you
to your next stop.
- Hey, where you going?
[melancholy music]

- In the end, we really do
live happily ever after
because it's not a fairy tale.
It's the hope
of the Christian that puts it--

[gentle music]

- Hey, you're not
going to go to QuikTrip
or a convenience store,
and when they say
"How are you?"
you're not going to say,
"I'm so glad you asked,"
start crying right there,
and hold up the line--
- Teach me a new word.
- Prestidigitation.
- Prestidigitation.
- Yes, it means--
- You spell that with P--
- Yes.
- I need a pack
of cigarettes please.
- What kind?
- Do you have
Full Flavor Kings?
- Okay.
- Please.
- Wow.
- Yeah.
- Anything else for you?
- I would like
winning lottery numbers.
- Mm.
- I'm just kidding.
- Well, I was gonna
get you the numbers.
- Dale, you're a good one.
- You know what they say
on TV?
Take that.
- Take that.
- And that.
- Hello.
- Hi.
- Do you need a big bag
for it?
- A little bag would be fine.
- Oh, yes.
- No, I don't care.
I'm fine.
- You have yourself
a good day out there.
- Okay, thank you.
- Uh-huh.
Hi, there.
- Hey.
- Did you find
everything you wanted?
- Yeah.
- Okay.
How are you doing today?
- All right.
How about you?
- I'm okay.
Would you like a little bag?
- Sure.
- Okay.
Is there anything else
I can get you?
- No, that's okay.
- Okay.
Came to $5.30.
Know what's the best thing you
could ever get for under $6?
You traveling?
- Yeah.
- Where you traveling to?
- Texas.
- Oh, my.
- Could I grab a book
of matches, too?
- Help yourself.
You gotta take two, though,
or they won't match.
- [laughs]
- What? It's true.
- I guess everything
needs a match, huh.
- Yes.
- Thank you.
- Yup.
[soft music]
When I was 13, I started
dreaming about Cole.
I could see
his face quite clearly
just as it is now, his beard,
his long hair, his big eyes,
and I knew his name.
In the dream, I knew his name.
Anyway, I dreamt about him
for another 20 years.
I thought,
"Well, it's been 30 years
"that I've been waiting
for this guy,
"and he's still not there,
so I may as well go."
So I packed up my stuff
and came to a very small town
and worked on a day shift
in a convenience store,
and then I switched
over to night, so I thought,
"Well, there
ain't no chance now
of ever running into him."
Sure enough, one day,
on an odd shift, that was him.
And I thought to myself,
"Oh, my God," you know,
"What am I gonna say to him,
you know,
"without getting in trouble,
to get him to remember me?"
Well, he got his gas, he came
in, and he stopped to pay me.
And I delivered my one line
to him, which was
"I love a man who knows
what he wants."
And we haven't
been apart since.
That was 11 years ago.
[rock music]

[siren wailing]
- I need to see
your driver's license,
and proof of insurance.
- There's my license.
- 2-1028 Minnesota.
- 10-4.
[police radio chatter]
- Al Capone's oldest brother
was a policeman in Nebraska.
- We are 95.1 KSKY.
- Why do the best things
in life
create so many dirty dishes?
- Salvation is instantaneous,
and you're gonna be amazed.
So tell me, do you believe
that you need a changed life?
- Periods of rain
and snow today,
high of 39 degrees,
north winds
15 to 25 miles per hour.
A winter weather advisory
goes into effect
at noon for central Kansas.
- I'm just in there
getting some Cheerios.
And all this stuff's happened
to me, and I didn't know it.
And all the--
I've been stained
like a lightning brand.
- Even when I was young in
the Lord,
I began to witness.
And all of a sudden,
the Holy Ghost
would come upon me.
- Conspiracy theorists,
put yourselves in the shoes
of not just this president,
but any president
that would have been alive
at this time.
- market update.
I feel like I have
motion sickness
after dealing
with the markets today,
particularly on soybeans.
The president's saying
he'll support the farmers
if trade agreements
don't come around.
- The federal government's
gotten in the business
of selling false--
- Increase in dog mite reports
in Wichita is beneficial--
- Would you get on a plane
that doesn't have a pilot?
- Richard Nixon, you know, may
have raged in the Oval Office
and had an enemies list,
but I don't recall
that he actually used the--
the bully pulpit
of the presidency
to try to--
- Oklahoma City--
- This age of relativism
which wants to grant Jesus--
- ...merge our religions into
one religion called Chrislam.
- Be informed.
In South Texas,
this was going to be
one of the best years farmers
had seen in a long time.
- We're not late,
but Mother Nature decided
we were late this year.
- Yeah, with Harvey Weinstein.
We had this Jeffrey Epstein.
Oh, look, Billy Stein.
- Second part, how
to get the girl.
I think every young man
at some point
has an awakening.
These girls that were
kind of nasty and ugly
and have cooties
and all that kind of stuff--
suddenly, they smell nice.
They look good.
I kind of want to be
with one of them.
- Mothers are not
biologically predisposed
to accomplish twice as much
as their male counterparts.
- that adoption agencies
are not forced
to place children
in the households
of homosexual couples--
- Is there some reason
that this is men
who seem to respond
with this kind of violence
over and over again?
Just exceptionally weird.
- Call a lie a lie.
- I'm conservative.
I'm Christian.
I'm Black.
I'm married with children
and proud of all of it.
I guarantee you they not
gonna be celebrating me.
Isn't that what they say?
"We celebrate all people.
We affirm all the different--"
- No, they don't.
No, they don't.
They lie.
It's a lie.
- I've never seen
this level of doom.
It's this incredible sense
that we are hurtling
into the abyss.
- There is
a geographical reality
to the fact that human beings
originated in--
- ...America was never going
to be fair
to African Americans,
that their only hope
was to form
their own powerful
start their own businesses--
- Promoting racism.
He's not tolerating violence.
He's inciting racism
and violence in this country.
- We are currently engaged
in the now familiar ritual
in which they drag
Trump out to a podium,
he reads what's put
in front of him,
and by the end of the week,
he'll have said something
to completely negate that.
- So what was the Greek word,
the ancient Greek word,
for truth?
- I think what is fascinating
is that there's not just one.
So let's start out with one
that's probably
the most famous,
and that's "aletheia."
- Today we wanna talk about
another really critical
and that question is this.
"Why am I here?"
Why are you here?
Why are we here?
What is the purpose
of your life and mine?
- So aletheia
literally means
something more like
"the unforgettable."
And so--the unforgettable.

[faint singing]

- Not anymore, no.
- Hey, that's ours.
- Oh, I'm sorry.
Um... here, I'll go grab
- No, he's joking.
He's joking.
Come--come here.
Come join us.
I'll have a cigarette.
- It's okay.
- I know.
I know.
Terrible habit.
- Roy.
- Roy.
Nice to meet you.
- Hi, I'm Dalton.
- Dalton.
- Isaac.
- Isaac, hi.
- Hey, Vick.
- Vick?
- Yeah.
- Good to meet you.
- Good to meet you.
- Tana.
- Toms.
- Toms.
- Nobody calls me that.
- Tommy.
- Cheers.
Tell the joke.
- Try to describe fish sticks
to someone and you're like,
"Oh, well, it's like a--
"it's like a chicken strip.
Have you seen
a chicken strip?"
And then the other person
is like,
"I don't even know if I've
seen a chicken wear clothes."
- That's, like,
basically a bad dad joke.
- It is a bad dad joke, yeah.
- Oh, I have one.
I have one.
- Okay, okay, let's hear.
- So two whales
walk into a bar,
and one whale turns
to the other whale and says...
[whale noises]
[whale noises]
And then the other one says,
"God, Bob, you're so drunk."
- Was that a humpback whale?
- You can have that one.
- Okay.
I wanna take that one with me.
- Looking
for the reasons
Bedside, hospital daylight
[Sun June's "Young" playing]

- I was
almost always leaving
Looking for the reason
Bedside hospital daylight

I was young
I was young
I wasn't ever young enough

I go up
the southern mountains
Down the 405 I'm coming
Tell me
you don't deserve this

I was young

I was young
I was your one
- I can be mean too!
- Do it.
I'm gonna take a picture.
- What?
That's actually
a really good one.
- You think so?
- Yep.
- We'll see.
- Will you send me that?
- With these, you never know.
To where?
- Good point.
- So how long have
you been driving?
- All my life.
- Yeah?
And how long is that?
- As long as I've been living.
- Okay.
How did you end up in Dallas?
- How did you end up
in Dallas?
- Oh, real nice.
Looks like I'll never know
anything about mystery girl.
- Hey, you think
the whole universe,
like, exists inside this ball?
["Cupid Shuffle" playing]
- Time for a change.
Cupid Shuffle, Cupid Shuffle.
New style yeah
- They say I'm
a rapper, and I say no
They say what you doing
trying to do somebody cold
I just let the music come
from my soul
So all of my people can stay
on the floor
They got a brand new dance
You gotta move your muscle
It don't matter if you're
young or you're old
- Here we go.
Down, down, do your dance,
do your dance
- Come on, come on
Down, down, do your dance
- How do we get to her?
- Let me see you
Down, down, do your dance,
do your dance
Do your dance
Down, down, do your dance
do your dance
- You gonna say hi?
- She's amazing.
- Do your dance
- We got a brand new dance
- Down, down,
do your dance, do your dance
- We got a brand new style
- Down, down, do your dance,
do your dance
We got a brand new style,
[country music playing]

- Fuego.
Here we go.
- One, two...
- Two.
- Okay, you're late.
Like, I'm sorry.
- One, one, two, two.

It helps a little bit
if I close my eyes.
There we go.
- Thank you for this dance.
- Brunch? Brunch?
Brunch? Brunch?
- You know it.
- Brunch, brunch.
And then right back here.
- Right back here.
- All right, y'all be safe.
- Okay.
Yeah, get home safely.
Bye, bye. Bye.
It's just the three of us
It's just the three of us
- You guys wanna
have a cigarette?
- Yes.
[spacey music]

- My husband, he came
to the Western Country Club
because he had a gig here.
And the night that
they was playing,
they was giving out flyers,
wanting to know if anybody
wanted to take over the place.
And my husband said, "Oh, yes,
it would be perfect for me
and my wife."
And so he come home and told
me about it,
and I'm like, "No.
No, no, no, no."
But I got in here and I got
to visit him with Flo,
and watching Flo dance,
she got a little... [laughs]
twist in her hips
that she does.
It's just awesome.
And it just tickled
my heart so much
to see her love such a place.
There were a few dance halls
but they're very far
and few in between nowadays.
They're all coming extinct.
And so she inspired me
to keep it going for her.
Yeah, everybody's
gotta have something.
This is my something,
too, you know.
I go and I pick her up,
and I bring her to the club,
and then I'll take her home.
And so with me and Flo,
it makes it kind of, you know,
special because it's
mine and hers, you know.
This is ours.
And I wanna keep Flo
going, keep Flo flowing.
[chuckling] I mean, I just--
I love her.
- Flo!
You think Flo is, like,
still dancing right now?
- No, Flo's asleep.
Please, God, someone
put Flo to bed.
- Where you going?
- I'm going with Flo.
- You're going with the flow,
or you're going to Flo--
- 10-minute nap.
- Oh, that's cute.
- Does he need to go home?
- Yeah, I think
Flo wore him out.
What is Flo short for?
- Florence.
- Okay.
I was thinking Florida.
- Flo Rida.
- Flo Rida.
Maybe that's why.
- That's her--
that's, like, her G name.
She's Flo Rida.
- Isn't that what she was
saying the entire time
she was dancing?
I'm Flo Rida.
I'm Flo Rida.
Who still turns 90
and goes to a dance hall?
- I know.
Who still turns 90?
- Period.
Could have fooled me.
- Yeah, I really needed that.
- You needed to dance
with Flo.
- Exactly.
- Yeah.
- Exactly.
Cure whatever ails you.
Dance with Flo.
- I will say Flo needed
to dance with you.
That might have been
her best gift ever.
- Oh.
- Yeah.
You were our best gift
ever tonight.
- Thank you.
God, I can't even, like--
I can't even tell you, like...
- Oh, come on.
Don't get deep on me.
- No, no--
- Don't do that again.
Don't do that.
You're out of it.
- No, my grandma
died recently.
- Oh, shit.
- No, it's okay.
It's okay.
I mean, it was time.
- I'm sorry still.
That can't be easy.
- No.
Like, I mean, it's always
hard to lose somebody,
but, like, God, it was
just daily with her
for the last few years.
She started going downhill
really quick,
and, like, I moved in
with her, quit my job,
and, like, registered to be
an in-home care, you know.
- Geez.
- So that was my job,
was taking care of her.
- That's extremely nice
of you.
I don't know anybody that--
I know I wouldn't do that.
I mean, I--
- That's how she
raised me, you know?
Do you want to see her,
my grandma?
I just been carrying this
in my purse.
- Does she look like Flo?
Because if not,
I don't wanna see her.
- No.
No, they had, um,
very different looks.
- She looks like my grandma.
- Really?
- Yeah.
She looks Korean.
Gosh, she's beautiful.
- No, actually
she got that,
like, not always Korean,
but, I mean, being
in Minneapolis, like--
I mean, there's lots
of Natives there,
but, you know, depending on
what part of town we're in,
like, a lot of people
thought she was Asian.
- This looks like West Texas.
- Wait, West Texas?
- Yeah, I think
that's the Big Bend.
- Big Bend?
- Yeah, she's beautiful.
Where'd she get that dress?
- [laughs]
- Who knows?
Should I give you guys
a ride home?
- Yeah, it's about
that time, huh?
- About that time.
- Hey, yo, Tommy.
[soft music]
- What'd I miss?
- Oh, I'm gonna take
you guys home.
- I'm gonna hit it.
- You guys are crazy.
- [laughs]
Imbued with the spirit
tonight I guess.

All in the time.
- Time is real.
- What time is it?
It is our time.

[muffled overlapping
talk show chatter]

[wind rushing]
- [speaks Spanish]
- Is this the road
to Big Bend?
- [speaking Spanish].
- Gracias.
- S.
[speaks Spanish]
[spacey music]

- [chuckles]
[engine revving]

[wind rushing]
[warbling music]
[wind rushing]

[wind rushing]
[eerie music]

[wind rushing]
[warbling music]

- My city
is breathing
Won't you come out?
Her future's so open
it weighs me down
My body screaming
an echo outside
You let go of your secrets
But I beg you to try
And I'm barely
touching the ceiling
I'm reaching
for the sky
To show the balance
of surprise
In these dark streets