It's been seven years since the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs have won a state championship in basketball. For most schools, this is a rather unremarkable statistic. But for the inhabitants of the Wind River Indian Reservation, who have experienced a century and a half of injustice, basketball is a form of empowerment, self-expression, and access to the world outside "the Rez." By using basketball as a vehicle, CHIEFS explores what it means to grow up Native American at the turn of the 21st century.
An observational documentary about the on and off-court struggles of Native American basketball players at Wyoming Indian High School. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Chiefs torrent reviews
(us) wrote: Next to Dog Soldiers best Werewolf film EVER! HILARIOUS even the Werewolf is funny!
(nl) wrote: a very good story, a little slow, wonderful performances by Connery and Brown. Definately worth your time.
(kr) wrote: a true love story on how the Bismark was sunk
(ag) wrote: True masterpieces are those which don't let audiences check their watches but let them wish to share times with the characters forever, and this is definitely one of them.
(ca) wrote: Spencer Tracy, Robert Mitchum, and Van Johnson
(kr) wrote: A great, albeit unknown Hitchcock that mixes typical suspense with the dense thrill of chases and cat & mouse a go go in war time. The cast lacks the big stars but all parties involved do a good job and the Golden Age of Hollywood enthusiasts will probably recognise the likes of Joel McCrea and George Sanders. The film has a slow start, setting the scene and the context of a world at the brink of war, but in the end, it all boils down to a manhunt and questioning the motives of each party involved. The film shows Hitch's masterful direction and some scenes, such as the windmill scene and the umbrella scene (let alone the climax) are pure ecstasy for lovers of classic film. A definite Hitchcock, great film and a must-see.
(fr) wrote: It is very important to note that Bob Fosse's 1973 masterpiece is in no way a traditional musical. Push the Broadway play to the side. This is Film Art at it's finest. Inspired by Christopher Isherwood's 1945 semi-autobiographical book, "The Berlin Stories" a very successful Broadway play was created. But in the early 1970's when Fosse decided to translate it to film --- he approached it all from a dramatically different way. With the writing skills of Jay Presson Allen secured, the Broadway Musical became more of a Film With Music. Fosse was most definitely concerned with the female lead character, "Sally Bowles" and her steadfast rebellious notion of "Divine Decadence" -- but with film he could take the "metaphorical" to a more literal exploration of Berlin as it was slipping toward the unspeakable horrors of Nazism and The Third Reich. With Geoffrey Unsworth serving as Cinematographer the film seamlessly slides from what we see being presented on the stage of the seedy Kit Kat club to the quickly approaching realities outside its doors. Fosse captures a culture which is at once "progressive" as it is "unaware." Michael York is "Brian" who serves as a fictional idea of writer Christopher Isherwood. Newly arrived to Berlin, he is eager to explore what he perceives as more free culture. As curious as he is, he is not quite ready to accept his own sexuality. The complexities of sexuality and love are as core to this film as are the catastrophic doom that most seem to view as a temporary reactionary group of nuts. The very real threat of Fascism and its consequences are ignored. The main characters of Cabaret are too distracted by their carnal desires and reverie to be bothered. Film Culture has forgotten that Liza Minnelli was once a respected artist. She did it all: Actor, Singer and a very accomplished dancer. Sadly, her privately struggles have taken over the way she is now viewed. There are very few moments when an actor is this perfectly matched in her role. Liza Minnelli gives a truly amazing performance. It is an erotically-fueled study in self-absorption merged into self-loathing. It seems as if "Sally" is always in audition mode. She is a tragic and heartbreaking character. And Minnelli literally "becomes" this character for the entirety of the movie. Equally impressive is Joel Grey who manages to not only serve as "our" master of ceremonies but creepy monster who is all too eager to lead us into darkness as much as to the technicolor musical numbers on the stage. Both would receive Oscars for their performances. It is also interesting to note that this was the year of The Godfather. While it won best film --- best director honor was given to Bob Fosse. It with hindsight that we realize that this was one of those rare moments the Academy Awards got it right. Godfather was the stronger film, but what Bob Fosse was able to achieve in Cabaret is far more challenging and important. If you've never seen it, you need to. This is an essential film.