A visceral exploration of abuse in Vancouver’s Indigenous community and a key work of contemporary feminist cinema, THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN will screen twice at the AFI FEST presented by Audi.
Writer-directors Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers—who also co-stars in the film—will join actor Violet Nelson for post-screening Q & A’s.
A love poem to women, THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN weaves a compellingly simple story around the complex themes of racialized female bodies, a country’s failure to support its most vulnerable youth, and the continuing effects of colonial violence. Inspired by true events, this intimate, immersive film was shot on location in East Vancouver on 16mm film, in real time.
Tuesday, November 19, at 8:30 pm.
Wednesday, November 20, at 12:45 pm.
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019), from top: Violet Nelson; ARRAY poster; Tailfeathers (left) and Nelson; Nelson and Tailfeathers. Photographs by Katrin Bragadottir. Images courtesy and © the filmmakers, the actors, the photographer, AFI FEST, and ARRAY Releasing.