The Resource Smoke signals, Miramax ; a Shadowcatcher Entertainment production ; in association with Sherman Alexie ; a film by Chris Eyre ; directed by Chris Eyre ; screenplay by Sherman Alexie ; produced by Scott Rosenfelt, Larry Estes, (videorecording)

Smoke signals, Miramax ; a Shadowcatcher Entertainment production ; in association with Sherman Alexie ; a film by Chris Eyre ; directed by Chris Eyre ; screenplay by Sherman Alexie ; produced by Scott Rosenfelt, Larry Estes, (videorecording)

Label
Smoke signals
Title
Smoke signals
Statement of responsibility
Miramax ; a Shadowcatcher Entertainment production ; in association with Sherman Alexie ; a film by Chris Eyre ; directed by Chris Eyre ; screenplay by Sherman Alexie ; produced by Scott Rosenfelt, Larry Estes
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Composer
Director
Film distributor
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The lives of two young Native American men, Victor Joseph and Thomas Builds-the-Fire, were literally connected by accident when both were infants and Arnold, Victor's father, saved Thomas's life. The two have radically different memories of Arnold Joseph-- Victor only remembers his father's alcoholism, abuse, and abandonment, while Thomas prefers to remember Arnold as a hero, exaggerating Arnold's life and deeds in a mythmaking fashion that drives Victor crazy. When Arnold dies, Thomas offers Victor funding for the trip from Idaho to Phoenix to get Arnold's remains, but only if Thomas goes with him. In Phoenix, a confrontation with the reality of the dead man's legacy has a profound effect on both young men. Smoke signals is the first feature film written, directed, and co-produced by a Native American
Member of
Awards note
American Indian Movie Award, American Indian Film Festival, 1998 ; Newcomer of the Year (Chris Eyre and Sherman Alexie), Florida Film Critics Circle Awards, 1999 ; Best Debut Performance (Evan Adams ), Independent Spirit Awards, 1999 ; Satyajit Ray Award, London Film Festival, 1998 ; Audience Award and Filmmaker's trophy, Sundance Film Festival, 1998 ; Taos Land Grant Award, Taos Talking Picture Festival, 1998 ; Best Artistic Contribution Award (Chris Eyre (director)-- tied with The Red Violin), Tokyo International Film Festival, 1998.
Cataloging source
OKN
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Brian Capener ; editor, Brian Berdan ; music, BC Smith ; production designer, Charles Armstrong ; art direction, Jonathan Saturen ; set decoration, Dawn Ferry ; costume designer, Ron Leamon ; executive producers, David Skinner, Carl Bressler ; co-producers, Sherman Alexie, Chris Eyre
Date time place
Primarily filmed in Idaho, including the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation, Coeur d'Alene, Plummer, DeSmet, Tensed, and Worley. Also filmed in Washington State-- Spokane, Soap Lake, and Sun Lakes State Park, Coulee City
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
PG-13; for some intense images
Language note
English audio
LC call number
PS3551.L35774
LC item number
L663 2011
PerformerNote
Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer, Tantoo Cardinal, Cody Lightning, Michelle St. John, Robert Miano, Molly Cheek, Simon Baker, Monique Mojica, Elaine Miles, Michael Greyeyes, Leonard George, John Trudell, Darwin Haine, Tom Skerritt, Cynthia Geary, Perrey Reeves
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1969-
  • 1972-
  • 1967-
  • 1953-
  • 1986-
  • 1960-
  • 1966-
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  • Eyre, Chris
  • Rosenfelt, Scott
  • Estes, Larry
  • Beach, Adam
  • Adams, Evan
  • Bedard, Irene
  • Farmer, Gary
  • Cardinal, Tantoo
  • St. John, Michelle
  • Baker, Simon
  • Miles, Elaine
  • Greyeyes, Michael
  • George, Leonard
  • Trudell, John
  • Skerritt, Tom
  • Capener, Brian
  • Smith, BC
  • Alexie, Sherman
  • Miramax Films
  • Shadowcatcher Entertainment (Firm)
  • Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Runtime
90
Series statement
Miramax classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Coeur d'Alene Indians
  • Male friendship
  • Fathers and sons
  • Idaho
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Smoke signals, Miramax ; a Shadowcatcher Entertainment production ; in association with Sherman Alexie ; a film by Chris Eyre ; directed by Chris Eyre ; screenplay by Sherman Alexie ; produced by Scott Rosenfelt, Larry Estes, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Produced in association with Welb Film Pursuits, Ltd."
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1998
  • Based on short stories found in The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven / by Sherman Alexie
Bar code
  • 31223117321894
  • 31223131000854
  • 31223131000821
  • 31223131000839
  • 31223131000847
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (90 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
096009770990
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
77099
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)742378786
System details
DVD, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Smoke signals, Miramax ; a Shadowcatcher Entertainment production ; in association with Sherman Alexie ; a film by Chris Eyre ; directed by Chris Eyre ; screenplay by Sherman Alexie ; produced by Scott Rosenfelt, Larry Estes, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "Produced in association with Welb Film Pursuits, Ltd."
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1998
  • Based on short stories found in The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven / by Sherman Alexie
Bar code
  • 31223117321894
  • 31223131000854
  • 31223131000821
  • 31223131000839
  • 31223131000847
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (90 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
096009770990
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
77099
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)742378786
System details
DVD, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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