Shelley Niro

August 13, 2021 to August 14, 2021
8:30 PM

Location (Updated!)

Lot 11 (Beside the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art, behind the Healthy Living Centre; along Victoria Avenue)

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.

Read the CBC review by Aruna Dutt here.

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.

Presented by

The AGSM, Brandon University, and the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation

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A very special thank you to Sobeys West and Heritage Co-op for their continuous support!

And a very warm thank you to Ron & Arlene Carlson for the use of their popcorn machine!