From Native American director Chris Eyre comes this touching & inspirational story about loyalty, friendship & courage. New man in town Kenny Williams (James McDaniel) has just accepted a position as an English teacher at the Three Nations Navajo Reservation in Utah. Finding it hard to fit in with the tight-knit Native American community, he decides to take on the challenge of coaching the high school girls' basketball team.
- Format: DVD
- Studio: Showtime Ent.
- Release Date: 2006
- Run Time: 106 minutes
About the Artist
Chris Eyre was born in Portland, Oregon, to a Native American mother and then adopted by Caucasian parents. He reconnected with his biological mother and extended Native family, and is a member of Oklahoma's Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes. Eyre received a bachelors degree in Media Arts from the University of Arizona and a masters degree in filmmaking from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he garnered numerous awards including a Rockefeller Film Fellowship and Best Film for his short, Tenacity, which screened at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. As a fellow in the Directing Workshop at the Sundance Institute, he developed the screenplay that became Smoke Signals (1998), which premiered at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, winning both the Audience Award and Filmmaker's Trophy. He also directed Skins (2002), Skinwalkers (2002), and A Thief of Time (2004).
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