FALLS AROUND HER | DARLENE NAPONSE
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October 10, 2018 to October 11, 2018
Mary, a world-famous Anishinaabe musician in her sixties, has had enough. Fleeing the hectic pace of touring, her abusive manager and even the love of her fans, she seeks refuge on her reserve in northern Ontario. But neither nature’s serenity nor the care she receives from her family can completely erase the torments of the outside world… Darlene Naponse lives and works in the community of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. Casting the great Tantoo Cardinal as an engaged, passionate woman – a role in which she shines – Naponse’s first feature is a riveting portrait of resilience, female solidarity and fierce independence.
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