The Exiles Official Film Trailer

Published on June 1, 2011
Channel: Quadflix
Source: Youtube

Available at QUADflix, New York's Ultimate Indie Store Directed by Kent MacKenzie Featuring Yvonne Williams, Homer Nish, Tommy Reynolds "The restoration and long-delayed commercial release of The Exiles, a 1961 film about a largely forgotten corner of that deceptively bright city [Los Angeles], is nothing less than a welcome act of defiant remembrance." — The New York Times Selected for the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival, The Exiles (1961) is an incredible feature film by Kent MacKenzie chronicling a day in the life of a group of twenty-something Native Americans who left reservation life in the 1950s to live in the district of Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, California. Bunker Hill was then a blighted residential locality of decayed Victorian mansions, sometimes featured in the writings of Raymond Chandler, John Fante and Charles Bukowski. The structure of the film is that of a narrative feature, the script pieced together from interviews with the documentary subjects. NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS 2009 WINNER! FILM HERITAGE AWARD NATIONAL FILM PRESERVATION BOARD, USA 2009 SELECTION, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY READ MORE... Known and loved by cinephiles, and admired for its originality and honesty by such Native American filmmakers as Chris Eyres (Smoke Signals, 1998) and Ben-alex Dupris (experimental filmmaker and writer) its theatrical release in 2008 (forty-seven years after its completion) finally brought this rare jewel of American History to the general public. AWARDS NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS 2009 WINNER! FILM HERITAGE AWARD NATIONAL FILM PRESERVATION BOARD, USA 2009 SELECTION, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY SELECTED REVIEWS "Miraculous! The Exiles has an epic grandeur and a monumental intimacy...the night photography alone would make the film immortal." — The New Yorker "A cinéma vérité look at the rootless Native American community that once upon a time lived in Bunker Hill and hung out in downtown bars such as Club Ritz, this Kent Mackenzie film is a brooding picture of a darkly beautiful, long-gone Los Angeles." — Los Angeles Times "Best film of the year!...This fifty year old film...stands as the freshest movie in theaters...The movie walks a night world so crackling with unfocused energy - so alive with threat, promise, and raw honking rock 'n' roll, yet so limited in any sense of a future - that to enter it is to feel your blood surge." — The Village Voice "The Exiles...presents one boozy night in the lives of Homer, Cliff, Tommy and Yvonne, from a convertible joy ride through the Third Street Tunnel, to an early-morning powwow." — Chicago Tribune "Kent Mackenzie's magnificent, long-undistributed, unclassifiable first feature, The Exiles, stands as a rare consideration of the inner and outer lives of American Indians in a big American city." — Boston Globe DVD BONUS FEATURES Four short films directed by Kent Mackenzie including Bunker Hill 1956 Los Angeles Plays Itself - clips from Thom Andersen's masterpiece Commentary track - Watching The Exiles with Sherman Alexie and Sean Axmaker Audio - Cast and Crew at The Exiles' opening night at UCLA, 2008 Last Day of Angels Flight - short film by Robert Kirste Bunker Hill: A Tale of Urban Renewal - short film by Greg Kimble White Fawn's Devotion (1910) - the first film directed by a Native American Sherman Alexie and Sean Axmaker - a second Intervie WNYC Leonard Lopate Show with Sherman Alexie and Charles Burnett Downloadable PDF files (DVD-Rom): - The Mackenzie Files: The Papers of Kent Mackenzie including his master's thesis on the making of The Exiles - The "lost" Jug Band Man script: Kent Mackenzie's unfinished last film and more! FILM SPECIFICATIONS Featuring: Mary Donahue, Homer Nish, Yvonne Williams, Tommy Reynolds Director: Kent Mackenzie Format: Black & White, DVD, NTSC Language: English Region: All Regions Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Number of discs: 2 Rated: NR (Not Rated) Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories/Milestone Cinematheque DVD Release Date: November 17, 2009 Run Time: 72 minutes FOR MORE INFORMATION Read about The Exiles on Internet Movie Database.