The Exiles

Oct 10 - Oct 16, 2008

(Kent Mackenzie, USA, 1961, 35mm, 72 min)
New 35mm print!

Northwest Film Forum and  Longhouse Media Present
Sponsored by Randy Lewis and Native Voices

Opening Night Party after Friday 9pm Screening (details below);
Q&A with Sherman Alexie after 7pm Screening on Tuesday, October 14

After years of researching in the Native American community in Los Angeles, Kent Mackenzie began working with his protagonists on The Exiles in 1957. The film, which was completed three years later, is one of the first – and still very few – films about young Indians in the big city. For his empathetic observations, Mackenzie found poetic forms far from any kind of romanticizing. His graphic sense for nocturnal Los Angeles, the use of interviews with the actors as the inner monologues of the protagonists, and the soundtrack of the rock ’n’ roll band “The Revels” from radios and jukeboxes make The Exiles a masterpiece of great beauty and integrity. Its restoration closes another gap in the history of independent cinema.


We Emerge in partnership with Longhouse Media and NWFF present


Film release party for The Exiles featuring performances from Daisy Chain and DJ Miss A

Friday, October 10 - starting at 10:30pm

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