STE. ANNE (2021) with Rhayne Vermette and Inney Prakash: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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STE. ANNE (2021) with Rhayne Vermette and Inney Prakash

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7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Wed January 31, 2024
7 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


STE. ANNE (2021)

with guests Rhayne Vermette and Inney Prakash



Rhayne Vermette’s feature debut is a beguiling hybrid of auto-fiction and mythology, landscape film and chamber drama. Playing a young Métis woman returning to her hometown (and her young daughter) after a four-year absence, Vermette leads an ensemble of friends and family members whose intimate conversations and recollections evoke the past and present of Native life in Manitoba. While STE. ANNE borrows a central narrative thread from Wim Wenders’ 1984 classic PARIS, TEXAS, Vermette is more interested in unraveling the conventions of storytelling through improvisation and digression. Her boldly open-ended and painterly approach to 16mm production yields moments of ecstatic contemplation and quiet grace.

Following the screening, Vermette will appear for a conversation with guest curator Inney Prakash, founder of the Prismatic Ground film festival and a contributor to the recent publication, Exovede in the Darkroom: The Films of Rhayne Vermette.

 Rhayne Vermette's visit is presented with support from the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern.

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