LOS ANGELES Premiere
105 m / Feature / Canada
In partnership with Ava DuVernay, ARRAY and American Film Institute
Friday, November 8, 2019
Laemmle Music Hall | Screening 7:30pm | Red is Green Carpet Event (arrivals 6:30pm)
Two Indigenous women from vastly different backgrounds find their worlds colliding as one of them, Rosie, is fleeing a violent domestic attack.
As this intimate yet challenging encounter develops, what began as violent and terrifying, tentatively expands as the women’s shared imagery and cultural experience weave a fragile bond between them. Both women now must face their own unique struggle as they navigate the complexities of motherhood, class, race, and the ongoing legacy of colonialism.
Shot on beautiful 16mm film, co-director Kathleen Hepburn (NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL CIFF Selection 2017) and co-director/actor Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers tell this story, based on true events, in real time. They have delicately crafted a raw, quiet and honest film about human connection, abuse and the precarious situation of Indigenous women. Rated 14A – Coarse Language.
Cast: Violet Nelson, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Screenwriters: Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Producers: Tyler Hagan, Lori Lozinski, Alan R. Milligan
Cinematographer: Norm Li, csc
Includes a post screening Q&A with the director(s)
NOTE: Previous RNCI Red Nation Award Nominee Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers