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Smoke Signals, the next film at the library has the basics of life: fire, water and fry bread

Posted on: November 5, 2012

Smoke Signals, a Sundance Film Festival winner written, directed, and produced by Native Americans is the next film at the Murphy Public Library. The Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation in Idaho is the setting for this road trip movie that includes the basics of life — fire, water, and fry bread.  The Murphy Library will show it Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.  Running time is 89 minutes. Rated PG-13.

Victor (Adam Beach) wants to travel to Phoenix and retrieve his late father’s ashes, but he has no money.  His nerdy friend Thomas (Evan Adams) offers his savings, with a catch — he goes along for the trip.

Director Chris Eyre used the screenplay that poet and writer Sherman Alexie based on his book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven which the Murphy Library has in its collection and which won a PEN-Hemingway nomination for the best first book of fiction.

 Most of all, this is a film about fathers and sons and forgiveness. Don’t miss it.  Call the library at 837-2417.

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