Mashantucket Pequot Museum Library and Archives Blog

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Smoke Signals: Book & Film

We now have some copies of Smoke Signals: A Screenplay, which are available to borrow from the Research Library, if you are coming to our next Reading Circle on November 19, 2011. The story of Thomas Builds-the-Fire and Victor Joseph's journey to Phoenix first appeared in Sherman Alexie's story collection, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. We are finding it's interesting to read the screenplay and compare it with the movie-which is one of the first films written and directed by American Indians. Come at 2 pm to discuss the screenplay with Betsy Theobald Richards (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) and stay for the movie in the auditorium around 3:15 pm. Betsy was director of Public Programs at the Museum for more than 5 years, before moving to the New York City area where she worked for the Ford Foundation and is currently teaching and consulting. We are excited about this book-to-film program and hope others will be, too. Call 860-396-6897 for information.