US Premiere
4:17 m / Animated Short / Canada 

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Laemmle Music Hall | 5:00pm to 6:30pm | Program | On the Red is Green Carpet (arrivals 4:00pm)

Rosie is preparing to dance in her first pow wow, but after Nookomis tells her the origin story of jingle dancing, she worries that she’s not as ready as she thought she was. The drums are calling, but will Rosie answer them?

Director: Shaelyn Johnston
Cast: Kailani Austin, Monica M. Benson, Nicole Cardinal, Douglas Treloar
Screenwriter: Shaelyn Johnston
Producers: Sara McIntyre, Shaelyn Johnston

Includes a post screening Q&A with the director (s)


Director (s)


Shaelyn Johnston is an award-winning, Anishinaabe and Irish-Canadian writer from Vancouver, BC. She writes predominantly for screen but also enjoys creative non-fiction, and uses both genres as a way to explore her culture and the relationships we have with one another. In 2015, she was a recipient of the Governor General’s History Award for her short story, ‘Anishinaabemowin’. Since then, she has written for the web series, ‘Fierce Girls’ and the second season of ‘Coyote Science’ (APTN). In 2019, she won first place in Room Magazine’s Creative Non-Fiction Contest for ‘Back Home’ (to be published in 2020) and recently completed her short film, “The Healing Dance” through Telus Storyhive’s Indigenous Storytellers Edition. She is currently an MFA student in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.
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