Closing Night

Program 7: Sunday, November 11th @ 7pm

Brava Theater • 2781 24th St. San Francisco (@ York St.)


Mino Bimaadiziwin

Director: Shane McSauby • 2017 US Live Short  • 9m 58s • San Francisco Premiere

Mino Bimaadiziwin follows Jim, a trans Anishinaabe man, who has lost all connection to his Native culture until he has a chance meeting with a mysterious Anishinaabe woman, Bangishimogikwe.

Cast: Cleo Keahna, Grace Dove

Nominated: Best Live Short



Viva Diva

Director: Daniel Flores • 2017 US Live Short • 15m • San Francisco Premiere 

Viva Diva is a road trip movie following Rozene and Diva as they make their way down to Guadalajara for their gender affirmation surgeries. Rozene stops in on her father to try to get answers about their fractured relationship, but drama stands in the way of her getting the closure she seeks. Original music composed by Brent Michael Davids.

Cast: Lilly Warhammer, Mya Taylor, Joseph Runningfox

Nominated: Best Live Short

Director Daniel Flores and Actress Lilly Warhammer will be in attendance



We’ll Always Have Toynbee

Director: Sonia Bonspille Boileau • 2018 Canada Live Short • 15m 4s • San Francisco Premiere 

We’ll Always Have Toynbee is a classic story of a doomed love affair between a Caucasian man and a Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) woman. It is a story about magnetism, complicity and desire. When these impulses or emotions have no social context, no exterior elements weighing on them, there are no boundaries or limits. But it is also a story about how we, as First Nations, must put our convictions before our own personal feelings: Integrity becomes more powerful than love.

Cast: Cheri Maracle, David J. Hirsh

Nominated: Best Live Short



Angelique’s Isle

Directors: Michelle Derosier, Marie-Hélène Cousineau • 2017 Canada Feature • 1hr 30 m

Angelique's Isle is a harrowing tale of perseverance and survival that unfolds during the great copper rush of 1845, when newlyweds ANGELIQUE, a young Ojibway and CHARLIE, her voyageur husband, are left stranded throughout a brutal winter on Lake Superior's Isle Royale where Angelique is ultimately forced to face her inner demons and beliefs as the unbelievably beautiful, yet treacherous wilderness threatens to claim her.

Cast: Julia Jones, Tantoo Cardinal, Aden Young

Nominated: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress

Director Michelle Derosier will be in attendance