Join us to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day (aka Columbus Day). We’ll start by catching up while eating a simple homemade dinner, and then we’ll watch the 1998 movie “Smoke Signals,” marketed by Miramax as “the first feature film written, directed, and produced by Native Americans.”
It has been cited as an important movie by the Indigenous Community, in part because of the beautifully nuanced Native American characters but also because it gave them the opportunity to be stewards of their own story – and proved they could make great movies.
The movie has many comedic moments but has a deeper, thought-provoking level so I’m sure we’ll have a great discussion. It's a wonderful story about how 2 young boys, forever linked together by tragedy & growing up differently - one a storyteller & the other a cynic - find common ground as they take a road trip to bury the cynic father, who abandoned the family a long time before. It’s rated PG-13 for some intense scenes.
All Middle & High School youth are invited to join us – and friends are welcome too. Just RSVP by October 6th to Gloria.firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can make sure to prepare enough food!