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Directed by Robinson Devor

Washington 2017 75 mins.

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.

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.