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Author / Director Sherman Alexie at Scarecrow - Tuesday, July 15th at 7:00 PM

Writer / director Sherman Alexie (Ten Little Indians, Smoke Signals, Indian Killer) will be at Scarecrow Video Tuesday, July 15th at 7:00pm to sign copies of his directorial debut THE BUSINESS OF FANCYDANCING.

Alexie's film was shot on digital video and stars Evan Adams of Smoke Signals. A poetic story of growth, death and the choices that define us, The Business of Fancydancing reunites Spokane Reservation best friends Aristotle Joseph (Gene Tagaban) and Seymour Polatkin (Evan Adams) sixteen years after their high school graduation.

Beginning with a brief flashback to the young men's enthusiastic look to the unlimited future, the film mirrors both Aristotle and Seymour as they leave the "rez" for college in Seattle. Though these co-valedictorians left the rez for the white world in an identical state of excitement, their success in Seattle would ultimately differ dramatically and eventually set them against one another.

Victoria Film Festival: Audience Award

Durango Film Festival: Best Narrative Feature Film

San Francisco Film Festival: Audience Award

OUTFEST: Outstanding Actor Award (Evan Adams)

Outstanding Screenwriting Award (Sherman Alexie)

Philadelphia International Gay &Lesbian Film Festival: Audience Award

Spliced Wire: Best Films of 2002 Honorable Mention