John Cassavetes is so revered as the founding father of independent film that it isn’t widely known he had peers. One of them was Kent Mackenzie, who shot The Exiles, a ghostly and startling tale of Native Americans in Los Angeles — a fusion of documentary and fiction — in the late ’50s. Never previously released, it’s a revelation. Mackenzie follows a dozen lonely men and women through a night of drinking, wandering, and dreaming, and he touches something elemental: the temper of American life before people camouflaged their sadness in irony. The L.A. images are like Weegee photographs come to life. A-
The ExilesJohn Cassavetes is so revered as the founding father of...The ExilesDramaKent MacKenziePT72MUnratedJohn Cassavetes is so revered as the founding father of...2008-07-18Milestone
Genre: Drama; Director: Kent MacKenzie; Author: Kent MacKenzie; Release Date Limited: 07/11/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 72; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Milestone
Posted July 18 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT
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