Smoke Signals

Director Chris Eyre seeks to demythologize the American Indian in this award-winning adaptation of Sherman Alexie's best-selling book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.

Thomas is a skinny, toothsome kid wearing oversized glasses and plaid shirts under three-piece suites. Victor is a brooding loner. These Coeur d'Alene Indians trek from their Idaho reservation to Phoenix to retrieve the ashes of Victor's estranged father. Winner of the Sundance Audience Award this is the first film written, directed, and starring Native Americans.

"A heartfelt and wryly hilarious tale! Writer Sherman Alexie and director Chris Eyre have a keen eye for humor and nuance!"
- Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE

"Warmly comic with charming performances and a splendid screenplay!"
- Janet Maslin, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Runtime: 88 minutes. Watch trailer here.

Presentation and Q&A by Cat Hartmann, a Faculty Associate at the new ASU Lake Havasu campus and the Film and Media Studies program at the ASU Tempe campus, as well as the Assistant to the Director of the ASU Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture.

Smoke Signals is being shown in conjunction with West Select: A New Western Classic on view Nov 10 – Dec 31.

Cost: FREE for Museum Members, $5 Non-members. Tickets available soon!

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