The independently produced THE EXILES was warmly received at the 1966 Venice Film Festival, then inexplicably fell into obscurity. This is a shame: though made 30 years ago, the issues raised by the film are just as potent and powerful today. The story concerns a trio of young Native Americans who decide to leave the reservation. Once they've reached Los Angeles, the three protagonists find themselves just as lost and isolated as they would have been in the middle of the desert. Non-professionals Yvonne Williams, Homer Nish and Tommy Reynolds offer strong, naturalistic performances; in fact, they don't seem to be acting at all, but instead living their parts.
Four short films directed by Kent Mackenzie including BUNKER HILL (1956), Audio Commentary, Cast and Crew at THE EXILES' Opening Night at UCLA, 2008, Downloadable PDF files of Kent Mackenzie scripts and film notes
Release Date: 15 February 2010
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 1961
Main Language: English