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Review: Smoke Signals A Film Review by James Berardinelli United States, 1998 U.S. Release Date: 7/3/98 (limited) Running Length: 1:28 MPAA Classification: PG-13 (Mature themes) Theatrical Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Cast: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer, Tantoo Cardinal Director: Chris Eyre Producers: Larry Estes, Scott M.
If you’re wondering why there haven’t been more movies like “Smoke Signals”, I’m here to set your mind at ease. The reason is a simple one: because if anyone other than the filmmakers responsible for “Signals” attempted to make a movie like it, they would be crucified ten times to Sunday. Consider the film itself, which celebrates the idea of “being Indian” as much as it criticizes it. Now could you imagine anyone other than Chris Eyre, Sherman Alexie, and the cast (all of whom are of Native American ancestry) making a film like “Smoke Signals”? My God, I can’t even imagine what the protest signs would look like! Smoke Signals (1998) Movie Review | BeyondHollywood.com
Chris Eyre - Native Networks February 2009 Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapaho) has been described as "the preeminent Native American filmmaker of his time" by People magazine. In 2007 he was selected for two prestigious artist awards—the United States Artists Fellowship and the Bush Foundation Artists Fellowship in Film/Media. In 2007 he also received an All Roads Film Project Seed Grant for Lazarus Rises (working title). Eyre has been awarded many other artists honors and fellowships.