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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: MVD7588D
  • Format: DVD
  • UPC: 760137758891
  • Street Date: 01/18/22
  • PreBook Date: 12/14/21
  • Label: Filmrise »
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run Time: 92 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: 5.1 SURROUND
  • Year of Production: 2020
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       Kiawentiio Tarbell as Beans
  •       Rainbow Dickerson as Lily
  •       Violah Beauvais as Ruby
  •       Paulina Alexis as April
  •       D'Pharaoh McKay Woon-A-Tai as Hank
  •       Joel Montgrand as Kania'Tariio
  • Director: Tracey Deer
  • Producer: Anne-Marie Gélinas
  • Producer: Meredith Vuchnich
  • Producer: Justine Whyte
  • Producer: Ken Proulx
  • Producers: Anne-Marie Gélinas
  • Producers: Ken Proulx
  • Producers: Justine Whyte
  • Producers: Meredith Vuchnich


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Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge. Torn between innocent childhood and delinquent adolescence, she is forced to grow up fast to become the tough Mohawk warrior that she needs to be during the Indigenous uprising known as The Oka Crisis, which tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.


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Bonus Materials

  • Making of BEANS: A Story of Resistance, A Story Told by Women, Recollections of a Trauma, The Cast, The Production
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired

Sales Points

  • On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 95% based on 19 reviews, with an average rating of 7.69/10.
  • WINNER! Canadian Screen Award for Best Picture at the 9th Canadian Screen Awards in 2021, along with the John Dunning Best First Feature Film Award.
  • 'Beans' was featured at the 2021 New York Children's International Film Festival in March 2021, among other festivals.
  • 'Beans' premiered at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), where it was second runner up for the People's Choice Award.
  • 'Beans' is a 2020 drama film directed by filmmaker Tracey Deer (Mohawk). exploring the 1990 Oka Crisis at Kanesatake, which Deer lived through as a child.

Press Quotes

'Beans' is a thoughtful, stirring reflection by someone who survived it all, quietly demanding acknowledgement not just of her land, but of her life.

     —Guy Lodge, Variety

An affecting personal spin on recent history.

     —Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

When Beans works, it resonates. And when it doesn't, it's not a tragedy - merely evidence of a filmmaker finding what works for her voice and vision, and what might work better for a highly anticipated follow-up.

     —Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail


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