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The Business of Fancydancing (2002)

Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Native American poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear ... See full summary »

Director:

Sherman Alexie

Writer:

Sherman Alexie

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Cast

Cast overview:
Evan Adams ... Seymour Polatkin
Michelle St. John ... Agnes Roth
Gene Tagaban Gene Tagaban ... Aristotle Joseph
Swil Kanim Swil Kanim ... Mouse
Rebecca Carroll Rebecca Carroll ... The Interviewer
Cynthia Geary ... Teresa
Leo Rossi ... Mr. Williams
Kevin Phillip Kevin Phillip ... Steven
Elaine Miles ... Kim
Arthur Tulee Arthur Tulee ... Junior One
Jim Boyd Jim Boyd ... Junior Two
Jennifer Elizabeth Kreisberg Jennifer Elizabeth Kreisberg ... Salmon Girl (as Jennifer Kreisberg)
Ron Otis Ron Otis ... White Motorist
William Joseph Elk III ... Tavern Father
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Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Native American 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.

Genres:

Drama | Music

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Vashon Island, Washington, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,709, 10 May 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$174,682, 6 October 2002
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Company Credits

Production Co:

FallsApart Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Seymour Polatkin: ...The reservation just won't let me go.
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A film by at least 62 people, Indigenous and otherwise. See more »

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Beautiful Film!
20 June 2002 | by mcguirejmSee all my reviews

This was my favorite of the 8 films I saw at the Florida Film Festival. It is a visually stunning film with strong emotional content. Poetic interludes punctuate the story and lend to the reality of the lead character (a poet). Behind it all, is an honesty and a truth that you do not find in the majority of films.


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