Chris Eyre

Chris Eyre’s 'Smoke Signals' film to be shown during American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Multicultural Student Services celebrates American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month with the film "Smoke Signals," the first motion picture written, directed, acted and produced by Native Americans, and distributed by a major motion picture distributor, Miramax.

The film will be shown at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, Room 100, McNeely Hall; snacks will be provided.

Set in Arizona, "Smoke Signals," is the story of two Indian men on a journey. Victor (Adam Beach) is the stoic, handsome son of an alcoholic father who has abandoned his family. Thomas (Evan Adams) is a gregarious, goofy young man who lost both his parents in a fire at a very young age. When Victor's estranged father dies, the two men embark on an adventure to Phoenix to collect the ashes.

Along the way, "Smoke Signals" illustrates the ties that bind these two very different young men and embraces the lessons they learn from one another.