Smoke Signals In Celebration Of Indigenous Peoples Day

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In celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day, a classic Native American movie that depicts realistic modern life on the rez.

Tickets: $10

Written by Coeur D'Alene Sherman Alexie, directed by Cheyenne/Arapaho Chris Eyre and starring American Indians, "Smoke Signals" is structured as a "road movie", "Smoke Signals" (based on Alexie's short story collection "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven") depicts a journey from the Coeur D'Alene reservation in Idaho to Phoenix by two teen-aged Indians, Victor Joseph (Adam Beach) and Thomas Builds-the-Fire (Evan Adams). Victor's father Arnold (Gary Farmer) has just died and Victor is sent to return his ashes to the reservation. Thomas, whom Victor regards as something of a pest, pleads to be taken along.

Writer Sherman Alexie describes "Smoke Signals" as a challenge to the cinematic history of Indians. "In most films, Indians have been stoic. That's the stereotype of what Indians are supposed to be--stoic and alcoholic, depressed poor people. But in fact, Indians are the most joyous people in the world. The two funniest groups I've been around have been Indians and Jews. So I guess there's something to be said about the inherent humor of genocide."
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By: Row House Cinema

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