Kamloops Film Society
March 3, 2021

The KFS is sad to announce that Interior Health informed us today that they had made an error and were revoking our permission to have any private bookings at all.

MONKEY BEACH

MONKEY BEACH

Looney Toonie Member Movie

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Waking up in her East Van apartment nursing another hangover, Lisa (Grace Dove) is served notice by her cousin's ghost (Sera-Lys McArthur), "Your family needs you." Reunited with her Haisli kin in Kitimaat Village, she realizes that she's meant to save her brother (Joel Oulette) from a tragic fate she's foreseen since childhood. Of course, there's also the matter of contending with the mystical creatures lurking in the nearby woods. And so begins a captivating allegory about learning to coexist with both the ghosts that haunt us and spirits who might enlighten us. In bringing Eden Robinson's beloved novel to the screen, Loretta Sarah Todd offers us a modern epic underpinned by themes that have long defined heroic journeys. Todd's first feature narrative unfolds through a thrilling array of temporal shifts and stylistic flourishes. A film about reconnection 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.

“A BEAUTIFUL STORY FILLED WITH MYSTICAL AND TRADITIONAL FOLKLORE FROM INDIGENOUS CULTURE”

- Leanne McLaren, iHeartRadio

“MONKEY BEACH IS NOT TO BE MISSED”

- Christine Pilgrim, Vancouver Presents

“THIS FILM WAS MESMERIZING FROM THE VERY FIRST FRAMES… THIS IS WHERE INDIGENOUS FICTIONAL CINEMA COMES INTO ITS OWN IN THE PLACE CALLED CANADA”

- Andria Lynett, Google Reviews

Directed by Loretta Todd

Country: Canada (BC Film)
Runtime: 103 minutes
Genre: Mystery
Language: In English

Rated: PG: coarse language; violence

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