The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw: Under the Stars Online

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1h 36min | Comedy | 2019 | PG

Dir. Shelley Niro

WHEN: Wednesday August 5th, 2020


Opening performance by All Nations Jr.’s Drum Group from Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre .

Face mask decorating with the Regent Park Sewing Studio.

Watch the short film winners of the Quarantine Stories Film Festival.


This event is FREE and takes place online. Registration is required. You will receive an email with a link to the screening via Cinesend, the week of the event. For more information visit:

Under the Stars programming is geo-blocked to Canada. You must be within Canada to access the events. 

As Mitzi Bearclaw turns 25 years old, she dreams of designing cool hats. When her mother falls ill, Mitzi must move back to the reserve to care for her. While the reserve bully and an old flame fall back into her life, Mitzi is on a journey to get her family back on track.

Shelley Niro is a Mohawk filmmaker and multi-disciplinary contemporary artist from New York and Ontario. She holds an Honours degree in painting and sculpture and a Masters in Fine Art. Niro is a member of the Kanienkehaka (Mohawk Nation), Turtle Clan, from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.

All Nations Jr’s Drum Group is made up participants 7-14 yrs old who meet regularly to practice drumming and singing. Some events they have performed in, include Council Fire 37th AGM, the PanAm Youth Summit at Dundas Square, CAMH Aboriginal Day Youth event, the 22nd Leonard Peltier Prayer Vigil/Event and Toronto’s closing TRC event at Queen’s Park.

The Regent Park Sewing Studio is a collective of people of all ages and cultural backgrounds who come together to create sewing projects. The group gathers every Friday, from 10am to 12pm and from 1pm to 3pm, at the TD Centre of Learning (540 Dundas Street East). From threading a needle to intricate sewing techniques to operating a machine, the Studio allows participants to learn from one another.

Quarantine Stories Film Festival is a digital short film festival and contest uniting quarantined creatives from across Canada with quarantined audiences. Supporting Canada’s creative community via exposure, cash prizes, and charitable donations

Thank you to our Co-presenter: Native Women in the Arts

The pre-show activities and the film will be closed captioned.

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