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Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Repertory Series ArchiveStaff Picks (past events)Through Indian Eyes: Native American Cinema

Smoke Signals

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SMOKE SIGNALS

(1998) dir Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapaho) w/Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer, Tantoo Cardinal [90 min; 35mm]
Director Chris Eyre’s monumental first feature—also the first commercially released American feature written, directed, and co-produced by Native American people—presents two young Native men, stoic Victor and nerdy Thomas, who journey from the Couer-d’Alene reservation to retrieve the ashes of Victor’s long-lost father. The road trip deepens the pair’s tenuous friendship, as they explore their Native identity and confront past traumas with courage and humor.

★★★★ “A striking feature debut… shows a keen eye for daily life on the rez.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Well-acted, well-written, with spare, beautiful imagery, ‘Smoke Signals’ has it nailed.” – Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle

Brattle Film Notes: “Smoke Signals and the Importance of Storytelling”

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CARRYING FIRE

(2009) dir Marie Burke (Cree/Dene) [4 min; Digital]

 

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SMOKE SIGNALS
Fri 4/22 at 7:00 PM
THE HONOUR OF ALL PART 1
Sat 4/23 at 12:00 PM
ITAM HAKIM, HOPIIT
Sat 4/23 at 2:30 PM
THIS MAY BE THE LAST TIME
Sat 4/23 at 5:00 PM
KISSED BY LIGHTNING
Sat 4/23 at 7:00 PM
ATANARJUART: THE FAST RUNNER
Sun 4/24 at 1:00 PM
KANEHSATAKE: 270 YEARS…
Sun 4/24 at 4:30 PM
TRUDELL
Sun 4/24 at 7:00 PM
RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS
Tue 4/26 at 6:00 PM
DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST
Wed 4/27 at 5:30 PM
NATURALLY NATIVE
Wed 4/27 at 8:00 PM

 
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