Monkey Beach + Q&A
Determined to outrun her powers, Lisa Hill leaves her Haisla village of Kitamaat for the city and a life of partying—until her dead cousin’s plea sends her home. Lisa returns to her parents’ home where she is confronted by a long ignored but powerful connection to the supernatural world that surrounds her. Upon her return, Lisa has a vision of her younger brother Jimmy drowning. Jimmy reassures Lisa he’s safe. But then Jimmy, who goes out to sea in Uncle Josh’s fishing boat, goes missing. Jimmy wasn’t interested in fishing—he was out to rid the village of Josh, a predator who abused many women in the village. Lisa sets out on a harrowing journey to the Land of the Dead to save Jimmy’s life or at least his soul. Based on the novel Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson which was awarded the Ethel Wilson Fiction prize in 2001.
Director: Loretta Todd – Cree/Métis
Canada | 2020 | 103 min
English | Dramatic Feature
Loretta Todd—Female. Cree. Métis. White. Writes. Directs. Thinks. Produces. She challenges herself and others and makes things happen. Known for lyrical, expressionistic imagery combined with strong storytelling skills, Todd tells truths that are haunting, funny and real.
Preceded by Naja (Little Sister)
Director: Marc Fussing Rosbach – Inuk
October 22nd – 2:00PM
Access Available: Canada
Content Warning: Mature audience
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