Revisiting the Western - The Only Good Indian

When: Saturday, February 27, 2010, 7pm


Directed by Kevin Wilmott (English, 113m, 2008)
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In this revisionist Western, director Kevin Wilmott takes a new look at a little known element of American history.  He tells the story of a young Native American, forcibly removed from his home and placed in a Christian boarding school.  When the boy escapes he is captured by assimilated Indian and bounty hunter Sam Franklin, but both are forced to go on the run when they are pursued by a cruel white sherriff, who also wants the reward money on the boy.  Kevin Wilmott, who was here with his previous film CSA: The Confederate States of America, will be back to introduce and discuss the film.

Kevin Wilmott

Willmott grew up in Junction City, Kansas, and attended Marymount College, receiving his BA in Drama. After graduation, he returned home, working as a peace and civil rights activist, fighting for the rights of the poor, creating two Catholic Worker shelters for the homeless and forcing the integration of several long-standing segregated institutions. He attended graduate studies at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, receiving several writing awards and his M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing.  His feature films include CSA: Confederate States of America (for which he won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004), Bunker Hill, and The Only Good Indian. 

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