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BOOTLEGGER

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.

Venue

GGHC Auditorium: NMAI in New York
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
One Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004

(212) 514 - 3700

ABOUT

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

Country: Canada 

Film Category: Drama

Length of Film: 81 min

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SYNOPSIS 

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.

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DIRECTOR'S BIO

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.