The controversy surrounding author Sherman Alexie continues with a vocal contingent of parents in the Park City school district who say their children experienced psychological abuse at the hands of Alexie when he lectured at Park City High School. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
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.
Author and screenwriter Sherman Alexie and filmmaker Chris Eyre were in Park City last week to work with Park City High School Students, and to share filmmaking and writing with the community. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
Author/Screenwriter Sherman Alexie and filmmaker Chris Eyre reunited in Park City this week to meet with Park City High School students and the community. They sat down with KPCW's News Director Leslie Thatcher to talk about their work, their collaboration on Smoke Signals and Indians at Wal-Mart.