Event type: All Ages
The Kingston Canadian Film Festival presents THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN
Directors: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers; Kathleen Hepburn
Featuring: Violet Nelson, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Runtime: 105 minutes
One of the year’s most acclaimed Canadian films since its premiere at the Berlin festival, this captivating real-time drama portrays the intersecting lives of two different indigenous women who are brought together by a moment of crisis on the streets of Vancouver. The intimacy and intensity of these characters’ experience becomes a means of exploring deeper themes of trauma, motherhood, class difference and the legacy of colonialism. The film’s strength and power are a testament to the sensitivity and skill of its two directors Kathleen Hepburn (NEVER STEADY NEVER STILL, KCFF 2016) and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, who also appears on screen both in her own film and elsewhere at the KCFF in BLOOD QUANTUM.
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March 11, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Cutoff is Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:29 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.