“Kuessipan is a beautiful, un-sensationalized look at young womanhood, friendship and community”- Now Magazine
Co-Presented by American Indian Movement-West
Starts March 26
Adapted from Naomi Fontaine’s acclaimed novel, Kuessipan is Myriam Verreault’s first narrative feature. In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan (Sharon Fontaine-Ishpatao) and Shaniss (Yamie Grégoire) struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their diverging ambitions. When Mikuan falls in love with a white boy and starts to consider a life beyond their tiny reserve, her bond with Shaniss and her family is put to the test. A coming-of-age story told with humour, tenderness, and heartbreak, Kuessipan is a poignant exploration of evolving friendship and dreams, and the bonds that will forever root us in our culture. Kuessipan is told through an Indigenous lens yet remains relevant to us all as we discover the power of community — along with the individual strength it takes to follow our own path.
A film by Myriam Verreault. 117 Minutes | Canada | 2019
Price: $12.00 & $10.00 for members (50% of proceeds support The Roxie Theater)
Rental Period: 48 hours.
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