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National Canadian Film Day Screening – Run Woman Run
April 20, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMFREE
In collaboration with REEL CANADA, FAVA is putting on a screening of Run Woman Run for National Canadian Film Day!
When: Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 @ 6pm to 8pm
Where: The Orange Hub Studio D (Room 195)
Space is limited. Please RSVP HERE.
Synopsis: Beck, a single mom who learns how to reclaim her dreams, family and honour her life, all thanks to an unlikely coach. The film starts Dakota Ray Hebert as Beck, whose life has fallen apart; when she is diagnosed with diabetes, however, she decides to pull her life back together by training to run a marathon, during which she begins to see the ghost of Tom Longboat (Asivak Koostachin) coaching and guiding her.
Director/Writer: Zoe Leigh Hopkins
Zoe Leigh Hopkins is a Heiltsuk and Mohawk woman, born in her mother’s community of Bella Bella, a fishing village on the coast of BC. She is now raising her son in her father’s community of Six Nations, Ontario, where she learned to speak and teach Kanyen’keha (the Mohawk language).
Zoe wrote her sophomore feature film Run Woman Run as an anti-rom-com because she wanted to see a woman on screen find self love before the romantic kind. Finishing the film remotely in a pandemic was difficult but spurred on by the film’s themes: to be grateful, to honour the earth, and to live a good life. Currently on the festival circuit, the film has picked up multiple awards, including Best Film (American Indian Film Festival), Audience Choice (imagineNATIVE Film Festival), Best Supporting Actor for Asivak Koostachin (WorldFest Houston), and many more.