Everyone has a different gift in “Crooked Arrows”
By Jenny Alvarez
A mixed-blood Native American, Joe Logan, eager to modernize his reservation, must first prove himself to his father, the traditionalist Tribal Chairman, by rediscovering his spirit. He is tasked with coaching the reservation’s high school lacrosse team which competes against the better equipped and better trained players of the elite Prep School League. Joe inspires the Native American boys and teaches them the true meaning of tribal pride. Ignited by their heritage and believing in their new-found potential, coach and team climb an uphill battle to the state championship finals against their privileged prep school rivals.
Obviously is a movie with a predictable plot, but it works because the action sequences are engaging enough for novices to the sport and authentic enough to satisfy the true believers. Kids and teens will learn about Native American culture, including the fact that Native Americans invented lacrosse especially where the Native American heritage is examined in modern times. In general terms, is a family-friendly entertainment and the filmmakers had the good sense to cast real lacrosse players.
Directed by Steve Rash (American Pie Presents Band Camp), Crooked Arrows stars Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) and Gil Birmingham (Twilight). The film was produced by J. Todd Harris (The Kids Are All Right), Mitchell Peck (Priest), and Adam Leff (The Last Action Hero). In addition, the movie features top lacrosse players from around the country, including a team » It is open in limited release on June 1st in NY and LA.