US Embassy presents: Telling the American Story: Literature in Cinema: Smoke Signals
Dir by Chris Eyre
USA 1998, 88 min
In English, with English subtitles
Location: Kumu Auditorium
Smoke Signals, an independent film based on one of the short stories collected in the Native American author Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, follows the unlikely duo Victor and Thomas as they travel south from their homes on an Idaho reservation to Phoenix, Arizona. Their mission? Retrieve the remains of Victor’s father, who abandoned him ten years ago, and, perhaps, learn something about themselves in the process. Part coming-of-age tale, part road film, this winner of the 1998 Sundance Film Festival’s Audience Award was advertised at the time as “the first feature film written, directed and produced by Native Americans.”
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