A rez-to-rez film debut

  Chris Eyre, director of Smoke Signals, just finished a one-of-a-kind movie premier for his new film, Skins: For four weeks, Eyre brought Skins to Native American reservations across the country in a mobile cinema trailer, outfitted with 100 seats, surround sound and a concession stand.

Based on a novel by Native American writer and poet Adrian Louise, Skins centers on two brothers who live on the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Lauded by film critics, who say the story breaks the stereotypes of Indian alcoholics, Skins reflects the realities of contemporary reservation life.

The movie opened in theaters nationwide on Oct. 11. Eyre's next movie, Skinwalkers, based on Tony Hillerman's novel about two Navajo detectives, opens on the PBS Mystery series on Nov. 24. For more information, visit the official Skins homepage at www.firstlookpictures.com/films/skins/index.html.
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