MY PRAIRIE HOME
Directed by Chelsea McMullan
76 min | 2014 | Canada | Not Rated
Returning home to Canada’s Alberta province, transgender singer/songwriter Rae Spoon, who prefers the gender-neutral pronoun “they,” travels the Canadian prairies via Greyhound bus, playing small shows in small towns. As the miles on the road add up, Spoon opens up about growing up in an abusive evangelistic household, discovering their gender identity and sexuality, and experiencing high school love.
With lyrics inspired by life and the surrounding landscape, Rae Spoon explores and builds their life as a transgender person and musician. As Spoon, sitting in a generic hotel room, puts it, “When you don’t fit into the gender system, people tell you that you shouldn’t exist, and you don’t exist. Well, I’m here to tell ya, I exist.”
Director Chelsea McMullan takes us on a playful journey, unfolding Spoon’s story through live music performances, intimate interviews, and narrative music videos in this memorable documentary/musical hybrid.
Winner: Best Canadian Documentary-Vancouver Film Critics Circle; Official Selection: 2014 Sundance Film Festival
Date Theatre Buy Tickets
Sunday, July 13 Black Box inside the Rose Wagner 2:30 pm