Falls Around Her

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Falls Around Her
Directed byDarlene Naponse
Produced byJamie Manning
Darlene Naponse
Simone Urdl
Jennifer Weiss
Written byDarlene Naponse
StarringTantoo Cardinal
Tina Keeper
Gail Maurice
CinematographyRay Dumas
Edited byTeresa De Luca
Baswewe Films
The Film Farm
Release date
  • September 8, 2018 (2018-09-08) (TIFF)
Running time
101 minutes

Falls Around Her is a Canadian drama film, directed by Darlene Naponse and released in 2018.[1] The film stars Tantoo Cardinal as Mary Birchbark, an internationally famous First Nations musician who returns to her home community to recharge and reevaluate her life, only to find that her fame is not so easily left behind.[1]

The cast also includes Tina Keeper, Gail Maurice, Johnny Issaluk and J.D. Nicholsen.[1] The film was shot on the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation reserve near Sudbury, Ontario.

Despite Cardinal's long and distinguished career as an actress, Falls Around Her was her first-ever starring role as the main protagonist in a film.[2]

The film premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018,[3] and is slated as the opening gala of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in October.[1]


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