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At the Movies 2021: Monkey Beach
June 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
Sunday, June 27; 4 p.m.
(Canada, 2020, 105 min.)
Director: Loretta Todd (Cree/Métis)
Based on the novel by award-winning author Eden Robinson (Haisla/Heiltsuk), Monkey Beach is a supernatural coming-of-age story that layers tragedy, humor and redemption. Lisa Hill (Grace Dove) reunites with her Haisla family in Kitamaat Village and realizes she is meant to save her brother (Joel Oulette) from a tragic fate she’s foreseen since childhood. Contending with mystical creatures, ghosts and spirits, this modern epic is a testament to Indigenous women’s abilities to not just endure trials but emerge from them empowered.
Conversation and live Q&A with director Loretta Todd and actress Grace Dove to follow. Q&A conducted via StreamYard with TAFFNY.
For mature audiences. Contains some scenes of violence, strong language and discussions of sexual violence. Program presented in cooperation with The Americas Film Festival New York (TAFFNY)-Closing Night.