Falls Around Her

Drama/Thriller | Not Rated (14A) | 100 min.


Uptown Theatre 1 Thu, Jan 17 4:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Thu, Jan 17 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Screening
Rating:Not Rated
Production Country:Canada
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Darlene Naponse
Cast:Tantoo Cardinal
Tina Keeper
Gail Maurice
Johnny Issaluk
Robert Stewart
Produced By:Darlene Naponse
Simone Urdl
Jennifer Weiss
Jamie Manning
Screenwriter:Darlene Naponse
Music By:Julian Cote


"Falls Around Her is legendary Cree and Métis actor Tantoo Cardinal's first lead role in a feature film - and she's enthralling in it." – Samantha Edwards, NOW Toronto

Mary (Tantoo Cardinal) is a renowned Anishinaabe musician who comes home to Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation in northern Ontario, exhausted by many years on the road touring internationally with her band. She returns to the land to restore herself but her past success makes her a commodity to some, and it can be tricky to hide from the demands of the outside world.

Her sister Betty (Tina Keeper) senses there may be more to Mary’s need for isolation and urges her to reconnect with family and old friends. As Mary gets out more and even starts dating, it seems as though new possibilities are on the horizon. However, the past has a way of catching up, and when Mary starts to hear disturbing noises around her cabin, she becomes paranoid that someone may be after her.

Mary knows how to survive, but she also deserves to thrive. And that means gathering the ability to be open to the healing that comes from love, self-expression, family, community, and, especially, the land. (TIFF/DANIS GOULET)

This program is sponsored by Busch Systems, Netgain, The Peggy Hill Team - Keller Williams Broker, Pilatez.ca, Restorations by Rodgers/Renovations by Rodgers, Stewart Esten LLP, Storage Mart, Venable Park Investment Council Inc., ZuZu Fashion Boutique