Banks, Dennis

Banks, Dennis

(1932–  ) Ojibwa activist; born in Leech Lake, Minn. Educated in Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding schools, he cofounded, with George Mitchell, the American Indian Movement (1968). He was a leader in such protest actions as the Trail of Broken Treaties (1972) and the occupation of Wounded Knee (1973). Convicted in 1975 on charges stemming from a South Dakota demonstration, he was granted asylum by California governor Jerry Brown the following year, but he returned to South Dakota in 1984 to serve time in prison. In 1992 he appeared in the movie The Last of the Mohicans.
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Also coming to Netflix are "The Details" starring Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Dennis Haysbert, Kerry Washington, Ray Liotta and Laura Linney which also premiered at Sundance to great fanfare and "Lay the Favorite," another Sundance hit directed by Academy Award nominee Stephen Frears ("The Queen") starring Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Zeta- Jones and Vince Vaughn.
Opens Friday THE STARS Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew Morrison, Elizabeth Banks, Dennis Quaid, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick THE STORY The lives of five expectant couples interweave as they tackle the ups and downs of imminent parenthood.
The cast, toplined by the likes of Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Dennis Quaid and Brooklyn Decker, is the primary reason you would want to watch this film.