THE EXILES chronicles one night in the lives of young Native American men and women living in the Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles. A formally wealthy neighborhood of decayed Victorian mansions and skid-row apartment buildings. Gritty, realistic and far ahead of its time made in a period when Hollywood films featured Native Americans as noble savages. Using a script created exclusively from recorded interviews with the participants and their friends, the film follows a group of exiles transplants from Southwest reservations as they flirt, drink, party, fight, and dance.
A precious document of a vanished culture! --Richard Corlis, Time Magazine
CRITICS PICK. Enthralling and breathtakingly gorgeous, it s almost astonishing that this find languished in the archives for so long --Sara Cardace, New York Magazine
Enthralling and breathtakingly gorgeous! --New York Magazine