The Exiles

Dir. Kent Mackenzie (1961). A significant rediscovery, Kent Mackenzie’s lone feature is a neo-realist account of displaced Native Americans that has a powerful sense of place. Mackenzie treats the since-demolished Bunker Hill area of downtown Los Angeles with even more love than John Cassavetes showed Times Square in Shadows. The film has been called a ghost dance, but its mainly non-professionals have a tremendously vivid presence.
Thu., Sept. 24, 7:15 & 9 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 25, 7:15 & 9 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 26, 5:30, 7:15 & 9 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 27, 5:30, 7:15 & 9 p.m., 2009

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