Native Cinema - "Smoke Signals"

May 14, 2024

By Erin Hayes

Screening of the (1998) Award winning film directed by Chris Eyer (Cheyenne & Aprapaho). Film Screening and Panel Discussion lead by Nora Sweeney & Ken Windrum (LAPC Media Arts Dept.) and Vincent Whipple (Native American Studies).

Film Synopsys: Arnold (Gary Farmer) rescued Thomas (Evan Adams) from a fire when he was a child. Thomas thinks of Arnold as a hero, while Arnold's son Victor (Adam Beach) resents his father's alcoholism, violence and abandonment of his family. Uneasy rivals and friends, Thomas and Victor spend their days killing time on a Coeur d'Alene reservation in Idaho and arguing about their cultural identities. When Arnold dies, the duo set out on a cross-country journey to Phoenix to retrieve Arnold's ashes.

Funded by Seamless Transfer of Ethic Studies

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