At the Movies: Bootlegger
As part of the 9th Americas Film Festival New York, the National Museum of the American Indian is presenting Bootlegger. A conversation with director Caroline Monnet follows the film.
(Canada, 2021, 81 min.) Director: Caroline Monnet (Anishinaabe/French)
English, French, Anishinaabemowin with English subtitles
Mani (Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs) resolves to reintegrate into her former community in northern Quebec where she was raised. She joins a divisive referendum debate on allowing the free sale of alcohol and comes into conflict with Laura (Pascale Bussières), a bootlegger who pockets the profits she makes under the protection of the band council and her partner, Raymond (Jacques Newashish). Together the two women must determine a path to reconcile their divided community. A conversation with director Caroline Monnet follows the film. For mature audiences: Contains adult language and brief nudity. This program is presented in cooperation with The Americas Film Festival New York.
Funding provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the New York State Legislature.