July 13, 2008

Good news about The Exiles?

A correspondent wrote:I have great media news from NY! Have you heard about EXILES?I'm not sure how great the Exiles news is. Sure, it's good to see almost any movie about Indians, and especially a movie about urban Indians. Those of us in the know know that LA County has the largest Indian population of any county in the US. If the movie conveys a hint of that statistic, it's a positive.

But it's not so good to see Indians portrayed as drunks, carousers, layabouts, and thieves. As the negative ArtForum review indicates, that seems to be a problem. How many stereotypes does The Exiles bust and how many does it reinforce?

For more on the subject, see Native Documentaries and News.

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
THE EXILES finally has seen review in this week's ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. One hopes that means it will make the rounds and at least get a week in Oklhoma City's AMC Cinema Deluxe where 'art' films get one-screen play...
All Best
Russ Bates