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The Only Good Indian (Kevin Willmott, 2009)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 7:00pm

Black Film Center/Archive, Wells Library, Room 044

The Black Film Center/Archive present a free screening of Kevin Willmott’s 2009 film, The Only Good Indian.

October 9, 2013

Black Film Center/Archive, Wells Library, Room 044
1320 East Tenth Street Bloomington, IN 47405

Set in Kansas during the early 1900s, a teen-aged Native American boy (newcomer Winter Fox Frank) is taken from his family and forced to attend a distant Indian “training” school to assimilate into White society. When he escapes to return to his family, Sam Franklin (Wes Studi), a bounty hunter of Cherokee descent, is hired to find and return him to the institution. Franklin, a former Indian scout for the U.S. Army, has renounced his Native heritage and has adopted the White Man’s way of life, believing it’s the only way for Indians to survive. Along the way, a tragic incident spurs Franklin’s longtime nemesis, the famous “Indian Fighter” Sheriff Henry McCoy (J. Kenneth Campbell), to pursue both Franklin and the boy. (114 min. Not Rated.)