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VIFF OPENING NIGHT: MONKEY BEACH

VIFF OPENING NIGHT: MONKEY BEACH

Loretta Sarah Todd · Canada · 2020 · 103 mins · 14A

Cinecenta will be joining theatres across BC for the Opening Night launch of this year's 39th Vancouver International Film Festival on Sept 24, with a screening of MONKEY BEACH. In addition to the film’s 103 minute runtime, VIFF will also be including enrichment materials exclusive to this Opening Night Festival Launch: Indigenous Welcome Song; Greetings from the Government of Canada and from the Mayor of Vancouver; Messages from VIFF's Chair and Executive Director; and a short introduction from director Loretta Todd and/or author Eden Robinson. (Prospective running time: 15 mins) 

VIFF also hopes to include an afterword conversation piece between Eden Robinson and Loretta Todd (with a running time 10-15 mins), tba.

Film Synopsis:

Abandoning East Van for Kitimaat Village, Lisa (Grace Dove) must save her brother (Joel Oulette) from a tragic fate she's foreseen since childhood. Granted, there’s also the matter of contending with the mystical creatures in the nearby woods. Adapting Eden Robinson’s book, Loretta Sarah Todd crafts a modern epic about reconnecting with the land, its denizens and the secrets it holds. Monkey Beach is also a testament to Indigenous women’s ability to not just endure trials but emerge from them empowered.

NOTE: Advance tickets for both screenings are sold out online but we still have tickets available at the door, and 10 passes will be accepted.  

 

Cast Grace Dove, Adam Beach, Tina Lameman, Nathaniel Arcand, Stefany Mathias, Joel Oulette, Sera-Lys McArthur
     
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