Although British director Franc Roddam's WAR PARTY concerns racism in the US, viewers familiar with his work will recognize the film as little more than a reworking of QUADROPHENIA, Roddam's masterful 1979 adaptation of The Who's album of the same name. QUADROPHENIA centered on the
violent clash between teenage tribes in 1960s England; WAR PARTY re-creates the dynamics of that confrontation in an American setting, with far less success. Set in modern-day Binger, Montana, where whites massacred Blackfoot Indians in 1889, the film concerns the violence that erupts between
local whites and Native Americans after Binger's mayor decides to stage a reenactment of the mas...