The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open


Rafael 2 Sat, Oct 5, 2019 8:30 PM
Century Larkspur 3 Mon, Oct 7, 2019 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Mind the Gap
Running Time:105 min.
Premiere Status:US
Director:Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Kathleen Hepburn
Producer:Tyler Hagan
Lori Lozinski
Dyveke Bjørkly Graver
Alan R. Milligan
Screenwriter:Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Kathleen Hepburn
Cinematographer:Norm Li
Editor:Christian Siebenherz
Cast:Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Violet Nelson
Note Writer:Melissa Howden


Based on a true life incident, this indelible character study intimately wraps us into the lives of Áila (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, who also co-wrote and directed alongside Kathleen Hepburn) and Rosie (Violet Nelson, in a moving debut performance), two Indigenous Canadian women who have been dealt very different hands in life. When Áila encounters a barefoot, bloodied, and pregnant Rosie in the rain as an unidentified man pursues her, she instinctively leads Rosie into her own home. Throughout the day, an uneasy connection is forged where more is revealed in the spaces of silence than conversation, and delicate, deeply observed moments have fierce underpinnings as Rosie and her unborn child’s futures hang in the balance. Exceptionally filmed on gorgeous 16mm and told in real-time through a series of breathtaking long takes, this cinematic triumph is a beautifully realized portrait of two women facing motherhood, violence against women, colorism, and class inequality.

EXPECTED GUESTS: Director Kathleen Hepburn, Actor Violet Nelson