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The Business of Fancydancing (2002)

 |  Drama, Music  |  14 January 2002 (USA)
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Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Indian poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear friend.

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Evan Adams ...
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Michelle St. John ...
Agnes Roth
Gene Tagaban ...
Aristotle Joseph
Swil Kanim ...
Mouse
Rebecca Carroll ...
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Mr. Williams
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Arthur Tulee ...
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Jennifer Kreisberg ...
Salmon Girl
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White Motorist
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Tavern Father
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Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Indian poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear friend. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes going home is the hardest journey of all.

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$200,000 (estimated)

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$12,709 (USA) (10 May 2002)

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$174,682 (USA) (4 October 2002)
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Seymour Polatkin: I told my grandma, 'I'm, I'm two-spirited, I'm, I'm gay.' And she went, 'Ohhh, I had a gay chicken once, you know?' And I said, 'Really?' She said, 'Yeah, I had a gay chicken once. I bought this new rooster for my hens. It was real beautiful, I shoulda know it was gonna be trouble, it was too pretty. It had white feathers with gold tips and I put it in with my hens. And it strutted around, and it went over to the hens, then it just sat down beside them. Wouldn't mount them. So then I thought, ...
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If you did not like this movie, chances are, you don't understand either Indians or being gay
6 March 2006 | by (Wisconsin USA) – See all my reviews

The summary line pretty much says it all. "Indian humor" is a little hard to understand, although _I_ personally think it is easier to relate to than a lot of British humor is. But if you just don't get it, or just don't like it, it would probably be more fair to reflect on whether it is because the film is bad, or because your understanding of the American Indians and their place in a world turned upside down, is, well, inadequate. Further, in a world and (in the United States, at least) a society that presumes heterosexuality, few people, even among gay people, can really relate to and understand what it means to truly be non-heterosexual in the modern world. Sherman Alexie shows a special ability to understand and relate to how people can be inherently members of such minorities. The film is entertaining and laughable. Evan Adams is amazing in the role of Seymour Polatkin. I HIGHLY recommend you read Alexie's work.


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