Shelley Niro, The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw, film, 96 min, 2019

Screenings, Performances & Events

The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw - FEMtastic Film Club Free Online Screening

  • March 10, 2021 – March 17, 2021

Free! Everyone is welcome to watch the film. Check back on March 10 for the link to watch the film

The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw (2019) by Shelley Niro (Canada)
Screening dates: March 10 - 17, 2021

Presented in partnership with Circle Blue Media

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Mitzi Bearclaw turns 25 years old, and that means making big decisions for the future. Her dream to design cool hats is put on hold when she decides to move from the city back to her isolated reserve to look after her sick and bitter mother. With the reserve bully constantly on her heels and an old flame in her sights, she is grateful that her cousin is there to help her stay sane and keep positive. With spirit guides and laughs along the way, Mitzi battles to get her family back on the right track.

Shelley Niro is a member of Six Nations Reserve, Turtle Clan, Bay of Quinte Mohawk. She holds an Honours degree in painting and sculpture and a Master’s in Fine Art. Her work has been exhibited across Northern America, and she has received recognition for her work as an independent filmmaker with screenings at the Venice Biennale and Sundance Film Festivals.

Discussion: Wednesday | March 17 | 7 - 8:30 pm | online with Zoom

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