CLOSING NIGHT FILM.
JUNE 24, 2022. 6:00 PM.
Preceded by Americas Award & Closing Night Ceremony.
RSVP required. Proof of vaccination required. All visitors ages two and older are required to wear a mask during the screening.
GGHC Auditorium: NMAI in New York
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
One Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004
(212) 514 - 3700
ORIGINAL TITLE: Bootlegger
DIRECTOR: Caroline Monnet
PRODUCER: Catherine Chagnon
CAST: Pascale Bussières, Devery Jacobs, Samian, Jacques Newashish, Dominique Pétin, Joséphine Bacon, C,S, Gilbert Crazy Horse, Brigitte Poupart, Charles Bender
Date completed: 2021
Film Category: Drama
Length of Film: 81 min
Mani, a master’s student, returns to the remote place in northern Quebec where she grew up. Her painful past resurfaces. Resolved to reintegrate into her former home, she gets involved in the debate around a referendum on allowing the free sale of alcohol. Laura, a bootlegger, pockets the profits she makes there under the protection of the band council and her partner Raymond. The latter is still angry with Mani, whom he holds responsible for the death of his daughter in a fire. Two radically opposed women divide the community into two sides who face each other to determine the best path to independence.
Caroline Monnet is a Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist of Algonquin ancestry from Outaouais, Quebec. Her work seeks to communicate complex ideas around Indigenous identity and bicultural living through the examination of cultural histories. Her first feature film, Bootlegger, was selected for both CineMart and Berlinale Co-Production Market 2016. Following her residency in Paris, she won Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival 2017, an award granted by Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC) and the Cinéfondation.