Film Premiere*

Friday, February 26 at 7:00 pm

Livestream Q+A with director Tracey Deer starts at 8:40 pm


Ontario only; February 26 at 7:00 pm until March 7 at 11:59 pm.

Director: Tracey Deer

Featuring: Kiawentiio, Rainbow Dickerson, Violah Beauvais, Paulina Jewel Alexis

Language: English

Runtime: 92 minutes

Rating: most audiences; racialized violence, implied sexual violence

*Films premiere at a set time and are followed by a livestream Q+A.  If you miss the premiere, you can still watch the movie (and a recording of the Q+A) anytime until the end of the festival!  Still a bit unclear? Check out our 2021 Glossary & FAQ for details.


The prize winner for Best Canadian Feature at the Vancouver International Film Festival and the year’s most widely celebrated debut feature, BEANS sets a poignant coming-of-age story against the backdrop of one of the most tumultuous episodes in recent Canadian history. Partially inspired by director Tracey Deer’s experience growing up on the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in Quebec, the film centres on a bright girl with the nickname of Beans (Kiawentiio). She’s just beginning to navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence when the tensions in the community around her erupt into a wider crisis in the summer of 1990. Unflinching in its portrayal of the hatred and racism sparked by the standoff between Mohawk communities and government forces at Oka, BEANS shows the impact of these events in ways that viewers won’t ever forget.


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