1) The Exiles
THE EXILES chronicles a night in the life of young Native Americans who fled reservation life to roam the Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles. Outside filmmaker Kent Mackenzie crafted this narrative depiction of a real L.A. community by involving his cast in the writing and filming process, a bold choice that resulted in a gritty and poetic piece of cinema, but lost Mackenzie his chances of U.S. distribution. Now, THE EXILES: THE DELUXE EDITION returns...
2) The exiles
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"The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne, her husband Homer, and their Mexican acquaintance Tommy...