JUNE ROSE: AN AMERICAN CHRONICLE

by kathryn machi

Logline

In San Francisco, 1969, surrounded by protests, housewife and mother of three headstrong teens June Rose discovers her long-hidden Cherokee heritage and defies her husband—and her Cherokee father – finding power, love, tragedy, and rebirth as she takes her stand in the calls for change.

Synopsis

JUNE ROSE follows a vibrant mid-life woman on her disruptive journey of self-identity and community, and the effect this has on her family. As June “walks in two worlds,” she chooses to leave the security of white middle-class privilege to experience racial prejudice, and Native solidarity; feminist sisterhood, and the dissolution of her marriage; mental illness, and compassionate healing; heart-rending loss, and the unimagined gift of creating her own unique and fully awakened life.
The first season highlights June’s thirst for knowledge and independence. She learns of Samson’s history in Indian Country, occupies Alcatraz Island with the Indians of All Tribes, and has a doomed romance with Nathaniel Fleetwood. Tom experiments with the swinging couples’ scene, hallucinogens, and spirituality. while Jeff and Pearl become Native activists and the Wilder daughters embark on teenage escapades. Then Samson disappears, Jeff goes MIA in Vietnam, and June suffers a long-pent nervous breakdown. After her recovery, June makes a solo road trip: Route 66 to the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma, where she finds gun-slinging hermit Aunt Augusta and reunites with her father. The season ends back in San Francisco: June separates from Tom, then, with her daughter Frankie, returns to the Cherokee Nation. I’d love to see the series also move forward as June’s adult children fight their own battles and have families of their own – with June as the undisputed matriarch.

Genre

historical/family drama

About this Writer

Tribal Affiliation

Tribe
Cherokee Nation
Tribal Affiliation Type
Enrolled

Union Affiliation

Non-WGA

Literary Representation

Literary Rep
Bohemia Group, Brian Judy
Email
brian@bohemiaent.com
Phone
1-323-462-5800
Website
https://www.bohemiaent.com/managers/Brian-Judy

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