BEANS | Spring Film Series

Saturday, January 29 at 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Knickerbocker Theatre, Main Theatre
86 East 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423-3504

“Beans,” showing Monday-Saturday, Jan. 24-29, is a Canadian drama film exploring the 1990 Oka Crisis at Kanesatake through the eyes of a young Mohawk girl, Tekehentahkwa (nicknamed “Beans”). Twelve-year-old Beans lives on a reservation in Kahnawake and is torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence. She is forced to grow up fast when the Oka Crisis strikes – the turbulent Indigenous uprising that tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990. The film is a semi-autobiographical story directed by Tracey Deer, who lived through the events as a child. Variety describes the film as a “thoughtful, stirring reflection by someone who survived it all, quietly demanding acknowledgement of not just her land, but of her life.” The film is not rated.


Event Type

Arts, Knickerbocker Film Series, Public Events

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