'Catch the Fair One': Date, plot, cast and all the buzz around Kali Reis's action-thriller
Cinema is a powerful medium. Over the ages, it has also become an efficient social and political tool. It has the power of turning something relatively unknown and local into a global phenomenon.
Stories of indigenous people, however, are few and far between. What's a little harder to come by are films that mirror their reality and focus on the challenges that they face in current times. 'Catch the Fair One' is one of those rare films that happen to be both. The upcoming VoD flick follows a former boxing champion as she goes in search of her missing sister. You could take a look at 'Reservation Dogs,' 'Molly of Denali,' and 'Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible' if you're looking for more content on or about Native Americans.
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When and where can you watch 'Catch the Fair One'
The film is slated to release on February 11, 2022. It will be available for streaming on VoD.
What is 'Catch the Fair One' all about
The official synopsis says, "A former champion boxer embarks on the fight of her life when she goes in search of her missing sister." Kaylee, a Native American woman and a former boxing champion, descends into the hellish world of flesh trade after her sibling goes missing. The film sheds light on the existing bias when it comes to the legal action taken after indigenous women are reported missing. The makers also felt that the mainstream media weren't covering the sex trafficking and kidnappings of indigenous women enough. This pushed them to make 'Catch the Fair One.'
Who stars in 'Catch the Fair One'
Kali Reis will be playing the role of Kaylee in the VoD action thriller. This is Reis' debut as an actor. She is a professional boxer and a world champion in two weight classes. She has held the WBA female Light welterweight title since 2020, the IBO female light welterweight title since May 2021, and the WBO female light welterweight title since November 2021. Reis is half-Native and half-Caper Verdean. She descends from Cherokee, Nipmuc, and Seaconke Wampanoag tribes.
Other actors who are a part of 'Catch the Fair One' are Lisa Emery, Kevin Dunn, Kimberly Guerrero, Daniel Henshall, Michael Drayer, Jonathan Kowalsky, Tifanny Chu, and Gerald Webb.
'Catch the Fair One' is written and directed by Josef Kubota Wladyka. The film is produced by Mollye Asher, Kimberly Parker, and Wladyka. IFC Films is handling distribution while Protozoa Pictures and The Population are the production companies involved in the project.