Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

DVD - 2000?
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Depicts two young Native Americans, Victor and Thomas, who leave their small town to retrieve the remains of Victor's father.
Publisher: [United States] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2000?]
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9780788816154
0788816152
Branch Call Number: DVDC SMOKE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 in

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BridgettM
Dec 18, 2016

Smoke Signals is a movie about fathers and sons, stories, secrets, forgiveness and a little magic. I think it is more of a drama with some light moments and humor than a comedy. The film is rated PG-13 for some intense images.

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redwig
Jun 29, 2016

"How do we forgive our Fathers?
Maybe in a dream
Do we forgive our Fathers for leaving us too often or forever
when we were little?

Maybe for scaring us with unexpected rage
or making us nervous
because there never seemed to be any rage there at all.

Do we forgive our Fathers for marrying or not marrying our Mothers?
For Divorcing or not divorcing our Mothers?

And shall we forgive them for their excesses of warmth or coldness?
Shall we forgive them for pushing or leaning
for shutting doors
for speaking through walls
or never speaking
or never being silent?

Do we forgive our Fathers in our age or in theirs
or their deaths
saying it to them or not saying it?

If we forgive our Fathers what is left?"

-Dick Lourie

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rmyre
May 06, 2016

Excellent movie filled with great insights and wisdom and a touch of humor.

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kimberlybreeann
Feb 02, 2016

This movie is older (1999) but contained a good cast, a great story and memorable characters. It has two Native American young men from a small town in Idaho dealing with issues and some of the unfortunate circumstances of how their lives have unfolded. There was some unexpected humor in the story making it enjoyable to the very end. Touching and real, it was a wonderful film.

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howiecat
Sep 27, 2015

I think this is a wonderful film. The relationships of Victor and Thomas was so true to life.. . I have seen it twice and I think it has humor and also great sadness. I enjoyed the humor but the story also moved me.

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docjnsuss
Oct 11, 2013

Smoke Signals tells the tale of the Coeur D'Alene American Indians Victor Joseph and Thomas Builds-the Fire as they travel from their reservation to Phoenix AZ to retrieve the ashes of Victor's father. Billed as a comedy this movie is more of a story of friendship and personal enlightenment. Excellent entertainment.

AquaSabi Sep 25, 2013

I went about 30 minutes in and I'm not much impressed which is disappointing. The comedy falls rather flat and I don't find the story moving much. In the hopes it will improve I will watch the rest...sometime soon.

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ausnos
May 07, 2012

Everything about this film I found delightful. All the actors were great in it, and its great to see Gary Farmer!

OPLRalphT Mar 02, 2011

Sherman Alexie, 2010 winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, wrote the screenplay for this 1999 movie, which was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. Alexie based the movie on the short stories in his book, "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven," primarily the story, "This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona."

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