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'Smoke Signals' to Screen|
at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: April 13, 1999|
"Smoke Signals" (U.S. 1998), winner of the Sundance's Filmmakers Trophy and Audience Award, will screen April 22-25 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The International Film Society will present the film at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday in Davies Theatre.
"Here is a first feature from Chris Eyre, a 28-year-old Cheyenne-Arapaho filmmaker, that has an American Indian cast and outlook," Janet Maslin wrote in The New York Times. "And it needs no dispensation for novelty: it stands beautifully on its own merits. Eyre presents an inviting, affectionate and witty look at contemporary Indian lives."
Adam Beach and Evan Adams star as two young Coeur d'Alene men who trace their shared past when they take a bus from their Idaho reservation to Phoenix to retrieve the ashes of the father that left them 10 years before.
Rated PG-13 and running 89 minutes, the film was written by Sherman Alexie, based upon his book of short stories, "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven."
Tickets are $2 for International Film Society members and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff, or $1 for UW-Eau Claire students, at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727.
The presentation is co-sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate, the UW-Eau Claire American Ethnic Coordinating Office and the American Indian Student Association.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 13, 1999