December 30, 2006

Navajo film begins with a bang

'Mile Post 398' riveting slice of rez lifeThe story opens at a Kayenta Chapter House country-western dance in the '70s where a woman is watching her husband dance with another woman. Later another man asks the wife to dance, provoking her husband's jealousy.

The two argue as they walk back to their vehicle, where their son Cloyd (Beau Benally), is patiently waiting to go home and playing with his toy cars on the dashboard.

The argument continues at home where it intensifies into a physical fight, a gun appears, and the scene ends with a bang.

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