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Rae Spoon - My Prairie Home

Screening: Friday June 13th 7pm and 9pm

This year we are thrilled to add film to our festival. We are even more thrilled that this is the film. It premiered at Sundance this year to rave reviews and you can see it in Ymir!

Transgender musician and performer Rae Spoon is crossing endless fields of wheat and a famously big sky in Chelsea McMullan’s documentary-musical, My Prairie Home. All along the way—in a Greyhound bus, the Tyrell Dinosaur Museum in Drumheller, a bar in Regina, a performance in Winnipeg—McMullan’s camera is a constant companion. As the flat, straight prairie highway unfolds, McMullan guides us on the long and winding road of Spoon’s life. This playful, meditative and at times melancholic tale of spoon’s queer and musical coming of age unfolds in interviews and in songs, in live performance and in fanciful music sequences. spoon takes us through their childhood growing up in an ultra-religious family, discovering their sexuality, their gender identity, and the crucial and inspiring leaps towards building a life of their own, as a musician and as a trans person. 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.”