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The Business of Fancydancing

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Noted for his novels about the Native-American experience, writer Sherman Alexie follows the success of Smoke Signals (1998) with his directorial debut. The focus of this fragmented, semi-autobiographical tale is Seymour Polatkin (Evan Adams), a gay Native-American poet, who returns to “the rez” following the death of one of his childhood buddies. When reunited with his past, Seymour must confront a heritage of anger and self-destructiveness no less challenging than the misunderstandings he encounters in contemporary white society. The Business of Fancydancing, which appeared at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, airs on Sundance Channel on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 8 p.m.; Friday the 9th, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Saturday the 17th, 5:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Thursday the 22nd, 1:30 p.m.; Sunday the 25th, 5 a.m. and 5 p.m.; and Wednesday the 28th, 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. To confirm schedule: www.sundancechannel.com. —Suzie Lynde

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