Join us June 21 for a Free Screening of the 2020 film Beans by Director Tracy Deer, part of our National Indigenous Peoples Day program sponsored by Capital Power. Based on true events, this film chronicles the 78-day standoff between two Mohawk communities and government forces in 1990 in Quebec through the eyes of a 12-year-old Mohawk girl named Tekehentahkhwa (nicknamed "Beans”). Her life is radically changed by these events in this coming-of-age story.
This screening is part of the AGA’s programming to celebrate National Indigenous People’s Day on June 21st.The gallery will be open to the public for Free from 11am to 5pm with free art activities, music, and performances. See our full list of exhibitions here.
Beans is rated PG (Parental Guidance) Coarse Language. There is no food or drink inside the theatre. The film is 132 minutes long. Registration is recommended since space is limited.
Mohawk filmmaker Tracey Deer led the acclaimed dramedy Mohawk Girls to five award-winning seasons as its co-creator, director, and co-showrunner. She received four consecutive Canadian Screen Award nominations for Best Direction in a Comedy Series for Mohawk Girls, and she has been honored at TIFF with the Birks Diamond Tribute Award. Tracey's debut narrative feature Beans, a coming-of-age story, is inspired by her own experiences.
About Film Night
Film Night is part of AGA’s public programming that highlights themes from current exhibitions or social and cultural affairs. This is a special National Indigenous People’s Day Film Screening. The regularly scheduled Film Night is the 2nd Thursday of the month. If you would like to be notified about upcoming films or to suggest a film for screening, please email Michael at Michael.Magnussen@youraga.ca. Alternatively, you can subscribe to our E-News or follow us @youraga on social media to get the latest news.