ANIMATION | CANADA | 7 MINUTES | English, French, Inuktitut

Grape Soda in the Parking Lot

What if every language that had been lost to English — every word, every syllable — grew up out of the ground in flowers? Taqralik Partridge’s grandmother’s Scottish Gaelic and her father’s Inuktitut unfold in memories of her family, of pain, and of love.


Directed by Megan Kyak-Monteith, Taqralik Partridge

Megan is an oil painter and digital illustrator from Nunavut. Cultural observations are made in her paintings which come from childhood memories growing up in Nunavut and Nova Scotia. She depicts these memories from her childhood as saturated with exaggerations of scale and atmosphere, and much like with any memory, they are never exactly accurate to what is recalled. Megan was born in Pond Inlet, Nunavut and graduated NSCAD University in 2019 with a BFA in interdisciplinary studies in painting. She currently works as a freelance illustrator for books and articles and continues to paint from her home in Halifax.

Taqralik Partridge is a writer and artist originally from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik (Quebec) and now based in Kautokeino, Sápmi (Norway) and Ottawa, Ontario. As an urban Inuk, she speaks to city life in the south with a style grounded in the tradition of Inuit storytelling blended with “urban speak”, weaving real-life stories with rhyme, lullaby, and Inuit throat singing. She was recently appointed director of the Nordic Lab at SAW Gallery in Ottawa. Some of Taqralik’s work is currently on exhibition as part of NIRIN the Biennale of Sydney.


Megan Kyak-Monteith, Taqralik Partridge


Christa Couture, Michelle St. John


Taqralik Partridge


Program Nine


Wednesday, November 8

Screening: 5:45PM

The ticket will give access to all films
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Fine Arts Theatre

8556 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211


Beverly Hills City Garage
321 S La Cienega Blvd

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After 4pm (Free)

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Free After 6pm (7pm on Wilshire)

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