Powwow Highway - double featured with Dead Man
Apr 27 to Apr 30
Thursday to Sunday 6pm ONLY!
Jonathan Wacks - 1989 - 87m - No Matinees
The spare American deserts become the site of an unforgettable story for two very different men on one incredible journey. Among the Lame Deer tribe in Montana, mystically driven Philbert Bono (CSI’s Gary Farmer) and big, plain-spoken activist Buddy Red Bow (The Score’s A Martinez) are sent on road trip in a dilapidated 1964 Buick named "Protector" when Buddy’s sister winds up in hot water with the law in Santa Fe. Along the way they encounter life-changing experiences that range from hilarious to heartbreaking before they reach their final destiny and a deeper understanding of each other. Also starring Wes Studi (Avatar), Graham Greene (Twilight: New Moon), and Amanda Wyss (Silverado), this electrifying, critically-acclaimed independent hit portrays modern Native Americans with basic human differences and common threads working to build a future together in the heart of a country filled with surprises.
“One of the reasons we go to movies is to meet people we have not met before. It will be a long time before I forget Farmer, who disappears into the Philbert role so completely we almost think he is this simple, openhearted man - until we learn he's an actor and teacher from near Toronto. It's one of the most wholly convincing performances I've seen.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“A little zinger of a comedy with a rare backbone of intelligence; unsurprising when you learn that the debuting director is "Repo Man" co-producer, Jonathan Wacks.” - Sheila Benson, LA Times