Saturday, NOVEMBER 9 AT 11:30aM & WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 at 3:15PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $12 • LOFT MEMBERS: $10
In this compelling drama, legendary singer, Mary Birchbark (Tantoo Cardinal, in a heart-wrenching performance), abandons a life of fame and fortune to follow the instinctual pull that calls her home to her First Nation.
“Anchored by Tantoo Cardinal’s captivating performance, Falls Around Her is a nuanced and empowering story of a woman reclaiming control of her life and land.” – Courtney Small, Cinema Axis
Hoping to reconnect with the land and her community, she returns to the beautiful woods of her reserved to seek solitude in an isolated cabin. But as the slow change of seasons marks her thirst for transformation, she begins to have the unsettling feeling that she is being watched and quickly finds that doors to the past are not so easily shut. Filled with drama and humor, Falls Around Her, from award-winning director Darlene Naponse, stands as the first starring role for trailblazing Métis actress Tantoo Cardinal, who over the past four decades has appeared in numerous acclaimed films, including Smoke Signals, Dances with Wolves and Wind River. (Dir. by Darlene Naponse, 2019, Canada, in English/Ojibwa with English subtitles, 100 mins., Not Rated) Other festivals: Toronto; Santa Fe; Birrarangga
Thanks to our community partners, Women’s Studies Advocacy Council (WOSAC), UA Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, UA American Indian Studies, Indigenous Strategies, HONOR Collective (Healing our Nations, Offering Resilience), Tucson Women’s Commission, YWCA Southern Arizona and ZIA Records.