FESTIVAL PREMIERE

DOCUMENTARY SHORT | USA | 15 MINUTES | English

#TalithaKoum

When a young mother suffers a sudden and grievous loss, she seeks a miracle from God.

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Misty Shipman

Misty Shipman is an enrolled member of the Shoalwater Bay Tribe of Indians and a descendent of the Chinook Indian Tribe. She is a prolific Pacific Northwestern filmmaker intent on sharing a femme, American Indian gaze that shifts the lens of power and frees the viewer from the reservation of the mind. Through visual sovereignty, she strives to create a space for authentic representation. Misty holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho and a PhD in Native American Literature with a concentration in Film Studies from Washington State University.

Director

Misty Shipman

Producer

Misty Shipman, Sophia Dompier

Screenwriter

Misty Shipman

Key Cast

Maesie Kost, Santiago Derquin, Michael Schmidt, Bee Aaron

Director Statement

#TalithaKoum, starring Maesie Kost, Santiago Derquin, Michael Schmidt, and Bee Aaron, is an ensemble film about a real-life experience. A young mother whose child has suddenly passed away seeks a miracle from God. I made #TalithaKoum to honor my own past experience with radical pentecostal Christianity, and the complicated feelings I have about radical religious communities.

Feelings of safety and inclusion are juxtaposed with extreme and exclusionary beliefs, a penchant for lawlessness to follow God’s law above all else, and faith that borders on, and frequently transgresses into delusion. I’m intrigued by the notion that we can show love to God and to each other through secular means of community care, mutual aid, friendship, and forgiveness.

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Showtimes

Tuesday, March 5

Screening: 6:00PM

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AMC The Grove 14

189 The Grove Dr
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