7th CUFF.Docs

Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2019

17th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-26, 2019

My Prairie Home

Canada, 2013 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2013
Special Guest!
RaeSpoonSM
Fri, Nov 22 7:00 PM

description

In Chelsea McMullan’s documentary-musical, MY PRAIRIE HOME, indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey. Set against majestic images of the infinite expanses of the Canadian Prairies, Spoon sweetly croons us through their queer and musical coming of age. Audiences are offered a glimpse into Spoon’s life and artistic process, as they return to the places where many of the film’s songs were written and composed. McMullan’s genre-defying blend of documentary, musical and a road movie wonderfully captures the various facets of the Spoon’s life. Combining interviews, performances and music sequences, MY PRAIRIE HOME reveals Spoon’s inspiring process of building a life of their own, as a trans person and as a musician. As Spoon says, gazing out a Greyhound window, “You can’t be where you’re going yet, and you can’t be where you left. You’re in this in-between space.”

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
Vancouver International Film Festival 2013

press for My Prairie Home

"“Beautifully shot, this documentary-meets-musical-meets-road-movie is a sad, hopeful, gorgeous work” "
- The Globe and Mail

screened with a short film

BenShortFilmSM

Ben: In the Mind's Eye

USA, 2012, 13 min, Director Iva Radivojevic

Ben is a character portrait of a person living with schizophrenia.

details

Licensed Screening 18+
77 Minutes

special guest

Director Chelsea McMullan in attendance!

credits

Director & Writer:
Chelsea McMullan

Producer:
Lea Marin

Featuring:
Rae Spoon

Original Music & Score:
Rae Spoon

Website:
www.raespoon.com

community

Community Partners