Thursday, December 08, 2005

Christmas in the Clouds

It's the time of year when some folks get excited about their Winter Holiday of choice. Unfortunately, for us first year law students, we get excited about crimes, torts and contracts. Crim, torts and contracts exams, that is. But there is one bright spot on my holiday calendar, and that's the new movie Christmas in the Clouds.

IMDB says "[Christmas in the Clouds} is a classic comedy of mistaken identity and romance set during the holiday season at a ski resort that is owned and operated by a Native American Nation. Shot on location at The Sundance Resort in Utah, this is the first contemporary romantic comedy to feature an almost entirely American Indian cast."

Did I hear that right? A romantic comedy that features contemporary Native Americans just..well..being? No social issues? No tragic stoicism? Just a fun holiday movie that happens to have an all-Native cast? Yes, Pocahantas, this is a Santa Claus, and she is writer/director Kate Montgomery. The buzz on this movie is that Montgomery shopped the script in Hollywood for a while, and got the advice to lose the Indians and pick some other ethnic group. "Native peoples are the last bastion of stereotypes," Montgomery explains to the Mercury News. "They are only defined as backdrop -- a shaman or an Indian on horseback or with feathers. You don't see them in a contemporary light."

Lucky for us, Montgomery stuck to her original idea and, four years after its original Sundance debut, her movie is here for us to enjoy. So that's what I plan to do Friday night. Right after my final. Check your own local listings for availability.


Blogger Dr. Strangejazz said...

Is this a major release or striaght to video (DVD)?

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...


BTW, the Chavez Oil deal turned out to be a charade, all the Boston oil went to Mass metro Dems to dole out in their patronage network, none to New England tribes, but that's life.

10:32 AM  
Blogger themarigoldtrail said...

Doc - limited release. It's showing here at the big cineplex.

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Tara, Tijer Lily Co said...

This is in theaters now. Check out the official website at and other sources such as Roscoe Pond's site for all the updates. It's a fun contemporary movie...go check it out!!!


8:13 AM  

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