The Exiles (DVD)

Directed by : Kent Mackenzie
Available Date : 08/01/2021
Release Year : 1961
Running Time : 72
UPC : 784148010946
Country : U.S.
Language: English
Subject : Indigenous Peoples Studies
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Originally completed in 1961 but never released theatrically, the Exiles is a rediscovered masterpiece that lay dormant in the archives for over 45 years. The Exiles chronicles one night in the lives of young Native American men and women living in the Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles. A formally wealthy neighborhood of decayed Victorian mansions and skid-row apartment buildings. Gritty, realistic and far ahead of it's time made in a period when Hollywood films featured Native Americans as noble savages. Using a script created exclusively from recorded interviews with the participants and their friends, the film follows a group of exiles - transplants from Southwest reservations - as they flirt, drink, party, fight, and dance.

Product Extras :

BONUS FEATURES: Four short films by director Kent Mackenzie; Clips from Thom Andersen's LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF (2003); Commentary track by Sherman Alexie and Sean Axmaker; James Young Deer's WHITE FAWN'S DEVOTION (1911); Leonard Lopate's interview with Charles Burnett and Sherman Alexie

Publish Date : 2021-08-01
  • Kent Mackenzie - Director
  • Yvonne Williams - Actor
  • Homer Nish - Actor
  • Tom Reynolds - Actor

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