Here is a movie about, written, directed, and performed by Native Americans. And it’s become a favorite of mine.
On a Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, reservation, not much changes — until the estranged father of Victor Joseph (Adam Beach) bites the dust in Arizona, and Victor must go collect the cremated remains. Trouble is, Victor can’t afford the fare. But annoying nerd Thomas Builds-the-Fire (Evan Adams) will float Victor a loan … if Thomas can tag along. This tender tale of self-discovery, based on acclaimed author Sherman Alexie’s short stories is funny and touching. Sundance Audience Award. Rated PG-13 for some intense images.