Smoke Signals

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Critically acclaimed and a distinguished winner at the Sundance Film Festival, Smoke Signals follows Victor Joseph (Beach) and his dweeby friend Thomas Builds-the-Fire (Adams) on a cross-country trip to pick up the ashes of Victor's father. 

Adapted from Sherman Alexie’s short story, “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona,” and directed by Chris Eyre, this story of two very different young men with a lot in common will have viewers laughing through the tears. When Victor Joseph (Adam Beach) is called to pick up his father’s ashes, it’s his dweeby friend Thomas Builds-the-Fire (Evan Adams) who provides the gas money, only if he can come along. Their journey is circular, traveling through time and space, just like any good Indian story. Throught it, Victor and Thomas help each other to reflect on their lives and the people they have loved and lost along the way.  Strong performances by Gary Farmer and Tantoo Cardinal, excellent editing, and spectacular photography of the Coeur D’Alene reservation.

Director: Chris Eyre
Format: DVD, color, 87 minutes.
Availability: Available for home-use only.
Published: 1999
Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Coeur D’Alene