Thursday, February 4, 2010

Movie TODAY at 2 pm in the Funk

Don't forget today's movie "The Only Good Indian" at 2 pm in the Funk Heritage Center! This film is sponsored by the Year of North American Indigenous Peoples.

Here is a synopsis of the film from the official Web site:

Set in Kansas during the early 1900s, a teenaged Native American boy (newcomer Winter Fox Frank) is taken from his family and forced to attend a distant Indian “training” school to assimilate into White society. When he escapes to return to his family, Sam Franklin (Wes Studi), a bounty hunter of Cherokee descent, is hired to find and return him to the institution. Franklin, a former Indian scout for the U.S. Army, has renounced his Native heritage and has adopted the White Man’s way of life, believing it’s the only way for Indians to survive. Along the way, a tragic incident spurs Franklin’s longtime nemesis, the famous “Indian Fighter” Sheriff Henry McCoy (J. Kenneth Campbell) to pursue both Franklin and the boy.

Our Michael Martinez will be on hand today to lead discussion of this film. I’m interested in how it compares to John Wayne’s “The Searchers!” Michael has been in contact with the screenwriter, so I’m sure he will have some especially insightful commentary.

For more information, go to the film’s official Web site at

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