Young American Indians in 1961 Los Angeles

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Kent Mackenzie’s groundbreaking 1961 film “The Exiles” tells the story of young American Indians in Los Angeles as they spend a night barhopping, drinking, and flirting. It’s recently been restored and released by Milestone films, and opens on July 11 at IFC Center. Joining Leonard to talk about the film’s impact are Milestone co-founder Dennis Doros, filmmaker Charles Burnett (“Killer of Sheep”), and American Indian author Sherman Alexie.


Sherman Alexie, Charles Burnett and Dennis Doros

Comments [2]

Brian Sholis from New York, NY

Please note Amy Taubin's review of the film, just published at

Thank you.

Brian Sholis Editor

Jul. 10 2008 08:46 AM
Avery from Manhattan

I loved The Exiles when I saw it this year's Berlin Festival. This is a must-see movie for anyone interested in social work, indigenous peoples, or the dark side of American culture. Never boring for any viewer. I'm glad to hear your good observations about the cinematography. Can't wait to see it again here.

Jul. 09 2008 01:18 PM

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