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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA Most people in Indian country have their own favorite scenes from the American Indian-made film "Smoke Signals." Thomas Builds-the-Fire seems to be everyone's favorite character of this 1998 film.
Dr. Evan Adams as Thomas Builds-the-Fire
Now a medical doctor - and still an actor - often when Dr. Evan Adams enters a room where youth (and not so youth) have gathered - people call out in their best Thomas Builds-the-Fire voice: "Hey, Victor" - in tribute to Evan's moving and comedic portrayal of his character.
Why do people relate so well to Thomas Builds-the-Fire? What did Evan do as an actor to help create his character?
Is humor a way to deal with the difficult realities of family histories?
Dr. Adams will discuss these poignant points after the screening "Smoke Signals" tomorrow evening at the Fletcher Challenge Theatre.
The screening begins promptly at 6:00 pm pdt.
Dr. Evan Adams will be interviewed by Duncan McCue, the award winning broadcast journalist and professor. Duncan brings insightful analysis and journalistic integrity to his role as reporter on The National, on CBC. Duncan understands the complexity of telling a story well and is looking forward to sharing a thoughtful conversation with Evan Adams - with some good, honest humor.
Admission by donation (suggested donation $5.00).
Presented by the Bill Reid Gallery with support from: Canada Council for the Arts, SFU Vancouver and SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples.
"Smoke Signals" Screening & Discussion with Dr. Evan Adams
Thursday, October 25
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm pdt
Fletcher Challenge Theatre
Simon Fraser University
515 Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
posted October 24, 2012 6:20 am edt