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Join the Sustainability Institute and the Centre Film Festival for a screening of Tracey Deer’s Beans. This fictional film inspired by real events explores the coming-of-age tale of Beans, a spirited Mohawk 12-year-old living in Canada. In 1990, the Oka Crisis is raging in Quebec, when a proposed golf course development threatens a Mohawk burial ground–leading to an armed stand-off between members of the Mohawk Nation and the Canadian police. Against this backdrop, Beans is trying to navigate her identity, her pending adolescence, and the strains the crisis is placing on her parents’ marriage. An incredibly moving and striking film, Beans will serve as the opening night film for the Centre Film Festival at the State Theatre in State College and will be followed by a panel discussion featuring an actress from the film.

The film will also be available to screen online on-demand for members of the Penn State community living in Pennsylvania (access to the film is geo-gated against IP addresses outside of the state) from Monday, November 1, through Sunday, November 7.

Both the in-person and online screenings are free and open to all (please be aware that the film does contain some images of violence and self-harm that may be disturbing for some audiences).