The Exiles

Directed by Kent Mackenzie
Year: 1961
Running Time: 72 minutes
Country: U.S.
Language: English
English Closed Captions

THE EXILES chronicles a night in the life of young Native Americans who fled reservation life to roam the Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles. Outside filmmaker Kent Mackenzie crafted this narrative depiction of a real L.A. community by involving his cast in the writing and filming process, a bold choice that resulted in a gritty and poetic piece of cinema, but lost Mackenzie his chances of U.S. distribution. THE EXILES chronicles a night in the life of young Native Americans who fled reservation life to roam the Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles. Outside filmmaker Kent Mackenzie crafted this narrative depiction of a real L.A. community by involving his cast in the writing and filming process, a bold choice that resulted in a gritty and poetic piece of cinema, but lost Mackenzie his chances of U.S. distribution.

Cast
Yvonne Williams
Homer Nish
Tom Reynolds

Crew
Directed by Kent Mackenzie