VaCA-CIE Film - "Smoke Signals"

Where University Commons, 170, MainStage Theater

Duration 2 hours

Smoke Signals is a film based on EMU’s 2013-14 Common Read, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexi. Alexi wrote the screenplay for Smoke Signals, the story of young Native American, Thomas, who is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories which people receive with polite reluctance. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and baby Thomas was saved by family friend, Arnold. Arnold soon deserts his family and his tough son Victor hasn’t seen his father for 10 years. Upon news of Arnold’s death, Thomas offers Victor funding and companionship for the trip to get his father’s remains. Thomas and Victor hit the road. (Note: This year’s book for the.)

Dr. Jerry Holsopple, professor of Visual and Communication Arts, will lead a talk back following the film.

This is the first in a series of five interfaith and/or intercultural films shown throughout the weekend.

Intended Audience General Public

Tags Center-for-Interfaith-Engagement, FILM, Arts

Contact Information

Name Visual & Communication Arts

Phone # 540.432.4360