About the Event:
6 pm: Screening of The Exiles in the Noble Theater
7:15 pm: "The Exiles in the Light and Shadow of Hollywood," a presentation and Q&A with Dr. Joshua Glick, via Zoom (online and in the Noble Theater)
Kent Mackenzie's evocative nonfiction portrait, The Exiles (1961), captures the night wanderings of an American Indian community in the Bunker Hill neighborhood of Los Angeles. Dr. Glick's presentation explores the backstory of the film's production along with its contentious relationship to an evolving film and television industry. The Exiles constitutes both an artful critique of U.S. political culture as well as a stirring portrayal of a social landscape that would soon be radically transformed.
This event is free and exclusive to OKCMOA Film Society Members; pre-registration is required.
There are two ways to participate: Members can attend the film screening and live-streamed presentation beginning at 6 pm in OKCMOA's Noble Theater, or they can stream the film at home and view the presentation online beginning at 7:15 pm via Zoom. (Screening and Zoom links will be provided.)
About Joshua Glick, PhD:
Joshua Glick is the Isabelle Peregrin Assistant Professor of English, Film, and Media Studies at Hendrix College. He is also a Fellow at the Open Documentary Lab at MIT. Dr. Glick is the author of Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History (University of California Press, 2018). He is currently writing a new book that explores the investment in nonfiction on both the left and right of the political spectrum. At the same time, Dr. Glick is designing an online curriculum on media literacy in the age of "deepfakes" and disinformation.
About The Exiles:
"Neglected for decades prior to its re-release in 2008 as a co-presentation of writer Sherman Alexie and filmmaker Charles Burnett, Kent Mackenzie’s The Exiles recounts a day in the life of a group of Native American twentysomethings who have migrated from Arizona to Los Angeles. Set in Bunker Hill, or rather a version of the neighborhood that has long since vanished, the picture drifts from story to story, from bar to rooming house to streets humming with neon, and what gradually develops is a moving, quasi-documentary, and unprecedented treatment of urban indigenous youth culture, shot through with the sorrow of dislocation but also flashes of vibrancy. 'Instead of leading an audience through an orderly sequence of problems-decisions-action and solution on the part of the characters,' Mackenzie explained, 'we sought to photograph the infinite details surrounding these people, to let them speak for themselves, and to let the fragments mount up.' The Exiles was restored by Ross Lipman at the UCLA Film & Television Archives. A Milestone Films release.” -Film Society of Lincoln Center
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