Outdoor Film Screenings
Friday, August 13, 8:30 PM*
The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw
When Mitzi Bearclaw, an emerging fashion designer living in Toronto, receives news that her mother is ill, she moves back to her isolated Owl Island, B.C. reservation. Over the span of one year, she reconnects with her parents, reignites a relationship with an old flame, and faces old enemies. The film follows Mitzi’s year month-by-month, shifting between the day-to-day and dream spaces where she connects with guides and spirits.
Saturday, August 14, 8:30 PM*
Kissed By Lightning
Kissed by Lightning follows painter Mavis Dogblood on a road trip from her home on a small southern Ontario reserve to a New York City gallery where she is having a solo exhibition. Haunted by the death of her late husband Jessie Lightning, Mavis’ journey traces that of the one made by Tekanawí:ta [Peacemaker] and Aienwátha over 800 years ago. A beautifully shot film filled with contemplative moments, Kissed by Lightning is a lovingly crafted study of how one works through grief, one of the central themes of Haudenosaunee history and culture.Listen or read Samuel Powless’ interview with Shelley Niro about the film here.
*In case of inclement weather, screening will be rescheduled to Sunday, August 15.
The AGSM, Brandon University, and the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation