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Monkey Beach (2020)

In an effort to turn her life around, a young indigenous woman returns to her hometown and discovers how dysfunctional her family has become.

Director:

Loretta Todd

Writers:

Johnny Darrell (screenplay), Andrew Duncan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Adam Beach ... Uncle Mick
Nathaniel Arcand ... Albert
Glen Gould Glen Gould ... Josh
Grace Dove ... Lisa
Sera-Lys McArthur ... Tabitha
Joel Oulette ... Jimmy
Stefany Mathias ... Gladys
Sam Bob ... Little Red Haired Man
Miika Bryce Whiskeyjack ... Teen Lisa
Ta'kaiya Blaney Ta'kaiya Blaney ... Karaoke (as Ta'Kaiya Blaney)
Tina Lameman Tina Lameman ... Ma-Ma-Oo
Nick Dangeli ... Frank
Oliver Tru Sison Oliver Tru Sison ... Child Jimmy
Erica Davis Erica Davis ... Aunt Edith
Zoey Snow Zoey Snow ... Young Lisa
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Storyline

Monkey Beach is a supernatural mystery. Layering tragedy, humor and redemption, it tells the story of Lisa, a rebellious young woman who must accept her true heroic nature in order to save Jimmy, her brother who is lost at sea. Monkey Beach is set in the magnificent forests and waterways of the Pacific Northwest and the Haisla village of Kitamaat. Haisla cultural stories are woven into the contemporary lives of Lisa and her family, along with a cast of otherworldly characters including ghosts and Sasquatches - the 'monkeys' of Monkey Beach.

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Mystery

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Between the spirit realm and the physical world
1 November 2020 | by lauraleighsbigheartSee all my reviews

There is no doubt for some that we (Indigenous) still have connections with our ancestors, but for others it will take a vision of sorts to make it easier to understand. I feel that this movie was created with the intention to beckon our spirits into remembering how to listen for the teachings that will help us navigate through two worlds. My hands go up in gratitude for all who made it possible - I am so proud of the good work you've done for many. Thank you Loretta Todd for generously providing my family & many dear ones the opportunity to witness this beautiful creation \('o')/


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2020 (Canada) See more »

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Budget:

CAD3,000,000 (estimated)
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