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Smoke Signals (U.S./Canada, 1998) & Tenacity (1994)

October 4, 2014 @ 7:30 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and Hollywood Foreign Press Association present “Through Indian Eyes: Native American Cinema.”

Smoke Signals (U.S., Canada, 1998)

Directed by Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapaho).

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.

Shadow Catcher Entertainment. Producer: Scott Rosenfelt, Larry Estes. Based on a novel by Sherman Alexie. Screenwriter: Sherman Alexie. Cinematographer: Brian Capener. Editor: Brian Berdan. Cast: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer, Tantoo Cardinal.

35mm, color, 89 min.

Preceded by:
Tenacity (1994)

Directed by Chris Eyre.

Screenwriter: Chris Eyre. Cinematographer: Patrick Cady. Cast: Peter Benedict, David Lyons, Hannah Elliot, Derek Hoffman, Michael Weingourt.

Digital video, b/w, 10 min.

IN PERSON: Chris Eyre.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!


October 4, 2014
7:30 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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