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The Resource Smoke signals, Miramax ; a Shadowcatcher Entertainment production in association with Sherman Alexie ; a film by Chris Eyre ; directed by Chris Eyre ; screenplay by Sherman Alexie ; produced by Scott Rosenfelt, Larry Estes ; co-producers, Sherman Alexie, Chris Eyre

Smoke signals, Miramax ; a Shadowcatcher Entertainment production in association with Sherman Alexie ; a film by Chris Eyre ; directed by Chris Eyre ; screenplay by Sherman Alexie ; produced by Scott Rosenfelt, Larry Estes ; co-producers, Sherman Alexie, Chris Eyre

Label
Smoke signals
Title
Smoke signals
Statement of responsibility
Miramax ; a Shadowcatcher Entertainment production in association with Sherman Alexie ; a film by Chris Eyre ; directed by Chris Eyre ; screenplay by Sherman Alexie ; produced by Scott Rosenfelt, Larry Estes ; co-producers, Sherman Alexie, Chris Eyre
Contributor
Actor
Artistic director
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Costume designer
Film distributor
Film editor
Film director
Film producer
Production designer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The lives of two young Native American men, Victor Joseph and Thomas Builds-the-Fire, were literally connected by accident when both were infants and Arnold, Victor's father, saved Thomas's life. The two have radically different memories of Arnold Joseph-- Victor only remembers his father's alcoholism, abuse, and abandonment, while Thomas prefers to remember Arnold as a hero, exaggerating Arnold's life and deeds in a mythmaking fashion that drives Victor crazy. When Arnold dies, Thomas offers Victor funding for the trip from Idaho to Phoenix to get Arnold's remains, but only if Thomas goes with him. In Phoenix, a confrontation with the reality of the dead man's legacy has a profound effect on both young men. Smoke signals is the first feature film written, directed, and co-produced by a Native American
Awards note
American Indian Movie Award, American Indian Film Festival, 1998 ; Newcomer of the Year (Chris Eyre and Sherman Alexie), Florida Film Critics Circle Awards, 1999 ; Best Debut Performance (Evan Adams), Independent Spirit Awards, 1999 ; Satyajit Ray Award, London Film Festival, 1998 ; Audience Award and Filmmaker's trophy, Sundance Film Festival, 1998 ; Taos Land Grant Award, Taos Talking Picture Festival, 1998 ; Best Artistic Contribution Award (Chris Eyre (director)-- tied with The Red Violin), Tokyo International Film Festival, 1998
Cataloging source
ZAD
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Brian Capener ; editor, Brian Berdan ; music, BC Smith ; production designer, Charles Armstrong ; art direction, Jonathan Saturen ; set decoration, Dawn Ferry ; costume designer, Ron Leamon
Date time place
Primarily filmed in Idaho, including the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation, Coeur d'Alene, Plummer, DeSmet, Tensed, and Worley. Also filmed in Washington State-- Spokane, Soap Lake, and Sun Lakes State Park, Coulee City
Intended audience
PG-13; for some intense images
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.S665 1998
PerformerNote
Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer, Tantoo Cardinal, Cody Lightning, Michelle St. John, Robert Miano, Molly Cheek, Simon Baker, Monique Mojica, Elaine Miles, Michael Greyeyes, Leonard George, John Trudell, Darwin Haine, Tom Skerritt, Cynthia Geary, Perrey Reeves
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1969-
  • 1966-
  • 1972-
  • 1967-
  • 1953-
  • 1986-
  • 1954-
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  • 1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Eyre, Chris
  • Rosenfelt, Scott
  • Estes, Larry
  • Alexie, Sherman
  • Beach, Adam
  • Adams, Evan
  • Bedard, Irene
  • Farmer, Gary
  • Cardinal, Tantoo
  • Lightning, Cody
  • St. John, Michelle
  • Miano, Robert
  • Cheek, Molly
  • Baker, Simon
  • Mojica, Monique
  • Miles, Elaine
  • Greyeyes, Michael
  • George, Leonard
  • Trudell, John
  • Haine, Darwin
  • Skerritt, Tom
  • Geary, Cynthia
  • Reeves, Perrey
  • Capener, Brian
  • Berdan, Brian
  • Smith, BC
  • Armstrong, Charles
  • Saturen, Jonathan
  • Leamon, Ron
  • Alexie, Sherman
  • Miramax Films
  • Shadowcatcher Entertainment (Firm)
  • Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.,
Runtime
90
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  • Alexie, Sherman
  • Alexie, Sherman
  • Indians of North America
  • Coeur d'Alene Indians
  • Male friendship
  • Fathers and sons
  • Idaho
  • Coeur d'Alene Indians
  • Fathers and sons
  • Indians of North America
  • Male friendship
  • Manners and customs
  • Idaho
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Smoke signals, Miramax ; a Shadowcatcher Entertainment production in association with Sherman Alexie ; a film by Chris Eyre ; directed by Chris Eyre ; screenplay by Sherman Alexie ; produced by Scott Rosenfelt, Larry Estes ; co-producers, Sherman Alexie, Chris Eyre
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Based on short stories found in The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven / by Sherman Alexie
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1998
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
890410927
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, 90 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Swank Motion Pictures
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890410927
System details
System requirements: Microsoft Silverlight
Video recording format
other
Label
Smoke signals, Miramax ; a Shadowcatcher Entertainment production in association with Sherman Alexie ; a film by Chris Eyre ; directed by Chris Eyre ; screenplay by Sherman Alexie ; produced by Scott Rosenfelt, Larry Estes ; co-producers, Sherman Alexie, Chris Eyre
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Based on short stories found in The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven / by Sherman Alexie
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1998
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
890410927
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, 90 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Swank Motion Pictures
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890410927
System details
System requirements: Microsoft Silverlight
Video recording format
other

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