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GUEST,Neil D BS: Seen any good movies lately? (578* d) RE: BS: Seen any good movies lately? 23 May 10

I agree with S O'P. I thought "District 9" a better movie than either of the 2 big Oscar nominated pictures from last year, "Avatar" and "Hurt Locker". The movie I've seen lately I heartily recommend is "Smoke Signals", the first feature film written, directed, and co-produced by Indians to ever receive a major distribution deal. It's not a recent release (1998) and it's not something you find in the average video store or Red Box. Luckily my library is in a swap network with libraries all over the country and were able to find it for me. It is a subtly nuanced story with lots of humor and even more heart. Since Huck Finn our best stories have been about journeys and friendship and man's dubious interaction with society. Writer Sherman Alexie does a wonderful job of using those themes to tell a tale about Natives that is also a great American story. Here is a clip from the end of the film which captures its essence and grandeur without spoiling the plot:How Do We Forgive Our Fathers?

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