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Falls Around Her

Thu, Mar 21 / 9 pm
Sat, Mar 23 / 7 pm
Sun, Mar 24 / 3 pm & 7 pm
Directed by Darlene Naponse
2018, Canada, 98 min

March 21st screening introduced by Tina Keeper.

Mary (played by legendary Cree and Métis actor Tantoo Cardinal in her first leading role), a world-famous Anishinaabe musician in her sixties, has had enough. Fleeing the hectic pace of touring, her abusive manager and even the love of her fans, she seeks refuge on her reserve in Northern Ontario. Her sister Betty (Tina Keeper) urges her to reconnect with family and old friends.  But neither nature’s serenity nor the care she receives from her family can completely erase the torments of the outside world.

Plays with:

Dear Hatetts / Directed by Kerry Barber, 2017, Canada, 6 min / A personal account of a relationship torn apart by a suspected lie. Told in the form of a letter to a family it is accompanied by documentary images of the filmmaker’s life.

Reviews

Falls Around Her touches on some contemporary Indigenous issues – the community protests against a mining company polluting the waterways; and a joke about the government not honouring treaties– but at its core, the film is a story of one woman’s resilience as she regains her independence.
- Samantha Edwards, Now Weekly
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The Winnipeg Film Group is located on Treaty 1 Territory and on the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples and in the homeland of the Métis Nation. We offer our respect and gratitude to the traditional caretakers of this land.

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