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November 26 @ 7:30 pm
Free screening for Native American Heritage Month! Introduced by Katsi Hill of the Oneida Nation of the Thames and founder/Executive Director of Mother Nation.
CLEARCUT is an unforgettable exploration of Indigenous folklore, newly restored in 4K from the original 35mm answer print. A white lawyer arrives in Northern Ontario to defend Indigenous activists who are blocking a logging company’s clearcut of old growth on their land. A pacifist by nature, and perceiving himself as sympathetic to Indigenous concerns, the lawyer finds his values shaken when he is paired with an angry, rogue Indigenous activist named Arthur (Graham Greene, one of Canada’s most towering and beloved actors). Arthur insists on kidnapping the head of the logging company in the hopes of teaching him the price of his destruction.
Screenings are co-presented with Mother Nation and we ask that you support them with a donation this month. You can donate directly to them at their website or in-person at these screenings.
“…it’s as radical in its message as any picture you’re likely to see.” Washington Post
“…strong, beautifully balanced performances infuse what is essentially an adventure movie with gripping psychological undercurrents.” New York Times
“A compelling, well-written movie… a nightmare odyssey.” Vancouver Sun
Thanks to Johnny Arnoux (peenAquim~seen from afar) for conceiving this program and for his help and encouragement.
FYI, free ticket reservations will begin one week prior to the film’s showtime.