Join Milkweed Editions and the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul for a special screening of the 2017 film adaptation of Richard Wagamese's novel Indian Horse (published by Milkweed Editions, April 2018).
This moving and important story by one of Canada's most celebrated indigenous writers is at once a heartbreaking account of a dark chapter in our history and a moving coming-of-age story.
Beginning in 1950s Ontario, eight-year old Ojibway-Anishinaabe Saul Indian Horse is pulled from his community and sent to one of Canada’s Catholic Residential schools. He is ordered not to use his native language or express his culture, a move that—as history knows all too well—could prove devastating. But Saul persists, finding a place of belonging and freedom within the system of oppression by mastering the game of hockey.
6:00 p.m. Public reception at the Pracna Grotto (located in the St. Anthony Main complex, next to the main theater lobby)
7:00 p.m. Film screening at St. Anthony Main
Following the screening, you are invited to stay for a panel discussion featuring actor Ajuawak Kapashesit (Adult Saul Indian Horse), Minnesota filmmaker Missy Whiteman, and Milkweed Editions Publisher & CEO Daniel Slager.
Tickets are $14 for general admission and $8 for students/youth and are available through the Film Society.