The Exiles

Miami Beach Cinematheque. November 26th, 2008.  Miami Beach Cinematheque. Miami FilmThe Exiles, directed by Kent Mackensie, premieres at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on November 26th, 2008 at 8:30 p.m. From the people who brought you the restored version of Charles Burnett’s Killer of Sheep, The Exiles chronicles one night in the lives of young Native American men and women living in the Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles.

Based entirely on interviews with the participants and their friends, the film follows a group of exiles – transplants from Southwest reservations – as they flirt, drink, party, fight, and dance. In July 1957, filmmaker Kent Mackenzie spent long hours making friends and earning the confidence of these Indians who finally agreed to re-enact scenes from their lives for this picture.

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