NACF Artist Fellow Billy Luther’s ‘Frybread Face and Me’ is a heartwarming Navajo tale

Frybread Face and Me, is a new film written and directed by Billy Luther (Navajo/Hopi/Laguna), a 2014 Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF) National Artist Fellow.

Frybread Face and Me tells the story of Benny, a Navajo boy growing up in San Diego.

Everything Benny thinks he knows about himself and his family is turned upside down when his parents send him to his Grandma Lorraine’s sheep ranch in Arizona.

Benny has never met anyone like her, and he is equally intimidated and impressed by her knowledge of Navajo language and tradition.

The film is Billy’s first narrative feature, as he is known as a documentary filmmaker. Frybread Face and Me was released in select theaters and on Netflix on November 24, 2023.

During his fellowship year, NACF Fellow Billy Luther co-directed Rebel Music: Native America for MTV.