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Bootlegger

Directed by Caroline Monnet
2021
Canada
81 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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Filmmaker-artist Caroline Monnet spotlights a complex political debate in this award-winning Canadian First Nations drama. Best Dramatic Film at ImagineNATIVE.
Law student Mani (Devery Jacobs, Reservation Dogs) returns to the northern Quebec reservation where she grew up. Determined to reconnect with her community after years in the city – her Algonquin is rusty at best – she finds a town wrestling with illegal grog and the hypocritical authorities trying to halt it. Matters are made worse when Mani goes head-to-head with the system over a referendum to legalise the sale of alcohol. A polarising debate over self-determination ensues. Monnet – Algonquin herself – shows a remarkable talent for voicing socio-political themes in a film whose ideas stretch beyond the Canadian context to speak to issues affecting colonised peoples around the globe.

Screens with Long Line of Ladies.

Monnet proves herself an exceedingly nimble filmmaker as she oscillates between languages and outlines the dissenting perspectives and potential implications of this standoff.
Vancouver International Film Festival

Films showing at this event:

Long Line of Ladies
A girl and her community prepare for her ihuk, the once-dormant coming of age ceremony of the Karuk tribe of Northern California. Winner Best Documentary Short SXSW 2022.

Tickets

Thu 9 Jun
8:45pm
Dendy Newtown - Cinema 3
Past Event Cancel
Sat 11 Jun
6:20pm
Palace Central Cinemas
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
First Nations
Year
2021
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Canada
Language
In English, French and Anishinaabemowin with English subtitles
Director
Caroline Monnet
Producer
Catherine Chagnon
Cast
Devery Jacobs, Pascale Bussières, Samian
Screenwriter
Caroline Monnet, Daniel Watchorn
Cinematographer
Nicolas Canniccioni
Editor
Aube Foglia
Genre
First Nations, Women Directors, Festival Award Winners
Company Credits
Sales Agent: Best Friends Forever
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