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CSP Movie Series - 'Smoke Signals'

May 31, 2024

The movie will be shown outdoors (weather permitting) Gates open at 7:00pm Movie starts 7:30 Bring a chair or use one of ours.

Smoke Signals is a 1998 coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Chris Eyre from a screenplay by Sherman Alexie, based on Alexie's short story collection The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. The film won several awards and accolades, and was well received at numerous film festivals.

"Unpretentious, funny and soulful ... Well-acted, well-written, with spare, beautiful imagery."

Peter Stack of the San Francisco Chronicle


Smoke Signals is a 1998 coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Chris Eyre from a screenplay by Sherman Alexie, based on Alexie's short story collection The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. The film won several awards and accolades, and was well received at numerous film festivals.

In 2018, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."



While it was not the first film created by native filmmakers in the United States, Smoke Signals is recognized as being the first feature-length film written, directed, and produced by Native Americans to reach a wide audience both in the US and abroad. This film is also notable for its authenticity with regard to its cast of Native American actors and actresses, and because it was filmed on location on the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation in Idaho.

The movie will be shown outdoors (weather permitting) Gates open at 7:00pm Movie starts 7:30 Bring a chair or use one of ours.
The movie will be shown outdoors (weather permitting) Gates open at 7:00pm Movie starts 7:30 Bring a chair or use one of ours.
Free Admission!
  • If there's too much wind or other bad weather we will screen the movie in the theater.

  • Refreshments available by donation.

  • Bring a chair or use one of ours.

  • Our movies are free thanks to the generous support of The Flinn Foundation, Arts Foundation For Tucson And Southern Arizona and the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona

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