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Jun 27

At the Movies: Monkey Beach

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Time: 4:00 pm
Date: Sunday June 27, 2021
Location: National Museum of the American Indian
Address: 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20560
Category: Arts / Exhibits
In partnership with The Americas Film Festival New York, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian presents Monkey Beach as the closing film of the 2021 festival.

In bringing Eden Robinsons beloved novel to the screen, Loretta Todd offers a modern epic underpinned by themes that have long defined heroic journeys. Todds first feature narrative unfolds through a thrilling array of temporal shifts and stylistic flourishes. A film about reconnection with the land, its denizens and the secrets it holds, Monkey Beach is also a testament to Indigenous womens ability to not just endure trials but emerge from them empowered. For mature audiences. Contains some scenes of violence, strong language, and discussions of sexual violence.

Followed by a live-streamed Q&A with director Loretta Todd and actress Grace Dove at 6:30 p.m. accessible via TAFFNYs outlets.

(Canada, 2020, 105 min.)
Director: Loretta Sarah Todd (Cree/Métis)
Written by: Johnny Darrell and Andrew Duncan and Loretta Sarah Todd
Image credit: Ricardo Hubbs

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