Rolling Stone - 03/05/1998
"...A heartfelt and wryly hilarious tale....[Alexie] is an important new voice in film..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/26/1998
"...A bittersweet comedy....SMOKE SIGNALS is indeed poignant....There is a most inviting and unpretentious yet sophisticated look and feel to SMOKE SIGNALS..."
Victor Joseph and Thomas Builds-A-Fire are brought together by Victor's father who saves Thomas from a fire that destroys his house and kills his parents. In close proximity all their lives on the Coeur D'Alene Indian reservation in Idaho, the boys could not be more different. Victor is the extrovert who excels at basketball and Thomas is the savant who lives with his grandmother after the death of his parents. The journey the two young men take to the home of Victor's estranged father in far off Arizona brings out of the past the remarkable events that brought them together.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment:
Critically acclaimed as one of the best films of the year, SMOKE SIGNALS was also a distinguished winner at the Sundance Film Festival! Though Victor and Thomas have lived their entire young lives in the same tiny town, they couldn't have less in common! But when Victor is urgently called away, it's Thomas who comes up with the money to pay for his trip. There's just one thing Victor has to do: take Thomas along for the ride! You're in for a rare and entertaining comic treat as this most unlikely pair leave home on what becomes an unexpectedly unforgettable adventure of friendship and discovery!
Coming Of Age |
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