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Film Screening & Artists Talk: Café Daughter

April 28 at 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Experience the brilliance of Shelley Niro’s latest film, Café Daughter, at the historic Westdale Theatre. In partnership with the Westdale Theatre, we’re proud to present a special screening of this captivating film.

Following the screening of Café Daughter, we invite you to stay for an insightful Q&A session with none other than Shelley Niro herself, alongside the talented artist and filmmaker, Ty Tekatch. Ty is currently immersed in crafting a documentary showcasing Shelley Niro’s remarkable journey and artistic practice.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to delve into the world of Shelley Niro’s visionary storytelling!
2:00 PM: Doors open
2:45 PM: Event begins
5:00 PM: Q&A Session
5:30 PM: Event ends

General Admission: $10
Member Admission: $6
Students: $5
FREE for Indigenous peoples

In a small Saskatchewan town in the 1960s, Yvette Wong, a young girl of Chinese and Cree heritage, struggles with her Indigenous identity amidst family tragedy in this coming-of-age film directed by Mohawk artist and filmmaker Shelley Niro. Yvette’s mother, Katherine, discourages her from embracing her Cree identity, so she explores it in secret. As she learns more about herself and her Indigenous heritage, Yvette finds a friend in Maggie Wolf, who embraces being part Mi’kmaq and encourages Yvette to be proud of being Cree. When her classmates learn about her Cree ancestry, Yvette encounters the realities of being Indigenous, facing prejudice with pride and holding fast to her dream of becoming a doctor. Café Daughter is inspired by true events and based on Kenneth T. Williams’ play of the same name.

97 mins. runtime


April 28
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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The Westdale Theatre
1014 King Street West
Hamilton, L8S 1L4
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