Smoke Signals

Cultural Differences
5:33 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Alexie And Eyre Talk About Indians And The Media

Film Director Chris Eyre and screenwriter Sherman Alexie scored big in 1998 with the film "Smoke Signals", which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was acclaimed as the first feature written, directed and produced by Native Americans.

But they haven't had a film successful since then. Alexie and Eyre walked to KPCW's Leslie Thatcher about coping with the changing tastes of Hollywood and the mass media perceptions of Native Americans. Rick Brough has more.

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Author/Filmmaker Event
5:45 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Alexie And Eyre Talk Film

Author and screenwriter Sherman Alexie and director Chris Eyre aired last Thursday night for a free screening of their film "Smoke Signals" which was a hit at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.

This week, they talked to KPCW's Leslie Thatcher how they came to create a movie that is now considered an independent Native American classic. Rick Brough has more.

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