Part of Sundance Classics

Smoke Signals

Showtimes
SUNDAY, January 24 & WEDNESday, January 27 AT 7:00PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 • LOFT MEMBERS: $12 | TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY | WE CANNOT ACCEPT PASSES FOR THIS SCREENING
 all proceeds benefit the non-profit loft cinema

Get ready for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival at The Loft Cinema with special Open Air screenings of SUNDANCE CLASSICS – groundbreaking, iconic and utterly unforgettable movies that have premiered at previous editions of America’s leading film festival!


MOVIE + SNACK COMBO: GENERAL ADMISSION: $25 • LOFT MEMBERS: $20 (combo includes admission + one large bag of fresh popcorn and one bottled water or canned soda)

This Open Air Cinema presentation will take place outdoors at The Loft Cinema, and seating is limited (sanitized chairs will be provided, or you can supply your own). The Loft Cinema adheres to all current health and safety guidelines. Social Distancing will be strictly enforced, and masks must be worn at all times (except when eating/drinking). Let’s have a fun, safe and unforgettable night at the movies, Open Air style!

“Unpretentious, funny and soulful … beautiful in both its brevity and its vision of contemporary Indian culture, Smoke Signals abounds in easygoing humor.” – Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle

Billed as the first feature film entirely written, directed and acted by Native Americans, filmmaker Chris Eyre’s Smoke Signals – a 1998 Sundance Film Festival premiere and winner of that year’s Audience Award and Filmmakers’ Trophy – is a funny, touching and honest look at what it is to be Indian in America. Smoke Signals follows Victor (Adam Beach) and Thomas-Builds-the-Fire (Evan Adams), two young Idaho men with wildly different memories of one Arnold Joseph (Gary Farmer), a former resident of their Idaho reservation who split years before and has just died in Phoenix. Arnold’s popular, athletic son, Victor, remembers him best as an alcoholic, occasionally abusive father who drove off one day and never came back. By contrast, the highly-quirky, always-talking Thomas Builds-the-Fire, whom Arnold had saved from certain death years earlier, has chosen to romanticize the man’s life and deeds in a way that drives Victor crazy. However, circumstances bring this odd couple together in a funny and funky road trip to Phoenix to retrieve Arnold’s ashes. Along the way, they must confront the reality of Arnold’s legacy, which has profound and unexpected effects on both of them. (Dir. by Chris Eyre, 1998, USA, 89 mins., Rated PG-13)