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Pow Wow

The film’s title comes from a country club party that takes place in a private community built on former Native American land in Palm Springs. Juxtaposing the lives of free-wheeling clubbers, workers, and Hollywood retirees with the story of a 1908 manhunt for Willie Boy, a Native American who outran a mounted posse on foot across 500 miles of desert, Devor provides a portrait of people in search of their own differing freedoms. As in his film Zoo (2002), as the subjects tell their story the audience hangs in a precarious balance of ridicule and acceptance.

Genres: Documentary