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Sault Ste. Marie Public Library presents Beans

James L. McIntyre Centennial Library

Sault Ste. Marie

April 17, 2024

6:30 PM EDT

$0.00

English

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Beans

Director Tracey Deer (Mohawk)
Run Time 92min
Genre Drama
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Summary

Beans takes place at the height of the 1990 Mohawk Resistance at Kanehsatà:ke (also known as the Oka Crisis), a 78-day standoff between Indigenous land defenders, Quebec police, the RCMP and the Canadian military, over the proposed expansion of a golf course on to a Mohawk burial ground. Twelve-year-old Tekehentahkhwa (nicknamed “Beans”, played by Kiawentiio) is forced into an early coming of age by these events, as her innocence turns to anger over the treatment of her people.

Drawing from her own experiences as a child, director Tracey Deer provides a poignant and engaging chronicle of these real-life events that shook the nation, as well as a much-needed look at how the traumatic events impacted youth in the community.

Beans premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the 2021 Canadian Screen Award for Best Picture.

Content Note: This film includes coarse language, violence, and thematic elements that may not be suitable for all audiences.

Cast Kiawentiio (Mohawk), Dawn Ford, Violah Beauvais (Mohawk), Rainbow Dickerson (Rappahannock), Brittany Leborgne (Mohawk)

Ratings by Province or Territory

PG
Alberta
14A
British Columbia
14A
Manitoba
NR
New Brunswick
NR
Newfoundland and Labrador
NR
Nova Scotia
PG
Northwest Territories
PG
Nunavut
14A
Ontario
NR
Prince Edward Island
13+
Québec
14A
Saskatchewan
NR
Yukon

Event Primary Language

English

Accessibility

Venue deemed accessible by event host.

Address

James L. McIntyre Centennial Library, 50 East Street, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 3C3
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