Possibly the first, probably the best, and surely the prettiest film about young, urban Native Americans, 1961's The Exiles follows a handful of twentysomething Indians as they wander through long-disappeared sections of Los Angeles. Director Kent MacKenzie, then a student at USC, recorded quiet, rambling monologues from his subjects, which play over gorgeous black-and-white footage of their nightly pursuits: drinking, gambling, dancing, playing air piano, brawling, climbing up stairs, walking up hills, and slowly disappearing down lonely dead ends. A discussion with Stranger Genius Award winner—and notable Native American—Sherman Alexie follows. (Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, 329-2629. 7 pm, $9.)