|Powwow Highway 1989 R, 90 min.|
Director: Jonathan Wacks
Cast: A Martinez, Gary Farmer, Joannelle Nadine Romero, Amanda Wyss, Sam Vlahos, Wayne Waterman, Margot Kane, Geoffrey Rivas, Wes Studi, Graham Greene, John Trudell, Tony Frank
Cheyenne Buddy Red Bow (A Martinez) and Philbert (Gary Farmer) take off from their Montana reservation in Philbert's beat-up car on their way to Santa Fe to bail Buddy's sister out of jail. This is not only a road film but also a good treatise on the plight of today's Native Americans.
|Smoke Signals 1998 PG-13, 88 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Chris Eyre
Cast: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer, Tantoo Cardinal, Cody Lightning, Michelle St. John, Tom Skerritt, Simon Baker, Monique Mojica, John Trudell, Chief Leonard George, Michael Greyeyes, Darwin Haine, Elaine Miles
Native Americans made this film about young, unpopular Thomas Builds-the-Fire (Evan Adams) who offers to drive Victor Joseph to Phoenix to pick up his father's remains. Although Thomas tells long boring stories to occupy the time, the two become friends by the end of the journey.
|Thunderheart 1992 R, 118 min.|
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward, Fred Dalton Thompson, Sheila Tousey, Ted Thin Elk, John Trudell, Julius Drum, Sarah Brave
Ray Levoi (Val Kilmer) is an FBI agent whose mission (because he is part Sioux) is to investigate a murder on the Sioux reservation. He uncovers more than he initially set out to find.
|1. Powwow Highway (1989)|
2. Smoke Signals (1998)
3. Thunderheart (1992)
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