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The Green Life: Movie Review Friday -- Thunderheart

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July 25, 2008

Movie Review Friday -- Thunderheart

Escape to the movies with one of our Movie Friday selections. Each week we'll review a film with environmentally or socially-responsible themes that’s currently in theaters or available on DVD.

Seen a good eco-flick lately? Send us a review of 100 words or less and look for your review in the next Movie Friday!

Thunderheart (1992)
Available on DVD

Based on real events of the 1970s American Indian Movement, director Michael Apted's Thunderheart stars Val Kilmer as an FBI agent with Sioux heritage dropped into a politically charged investigation. Graham Green costars as a tribal policeman and Chief Ted Thin Elk delivers a quirky performance that just might convince you that a Mr. Magoo-like spiritual adviser is exactly what’s missing from your life. Stark vistas of the badlands and South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation frame the reluctant cultural enlightenment of Kilmer's character, while pollution from uranium mining along the reservation's river emerges as a possible motive for murder.


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