2016 Native Film Series: "Smoke Signals"
February 23, 2016
The Briscoe Western Art Museum’s 2016 Native Film Series showcases three films that feature diverse Native voices, perspectives and stories. All the films are directed, written, or produced by and/or star Native Americans.
A contemporary tale of life on the reservation, an ancient Inuit legend, and a familial road movie all represent important and unique entries into both Native American and Independent cinema. The films were curated by actor and artist Michael Horse (Yaqui), who will be delivering the Briscoe Museum’s Distinguished Lecture in April about the evolving role and representation of Native Americans in popular media.
Smoke Signals (1998/88 min./Rated PG-13)
Along with his nerdy neighbor, a young man from Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene reservation journeys to Phoenix to collect the ashes of the father that abandoned him when he was a boy. The first feature film to be written, directed, and co-produced by American Indians.