My Prairie Home at Margaret Mead Film Festival
Saturday Oct 25, 2014
10:00PMFilm Begins

Museum of Natural History
Upper West Side
79th Street and Central Park West, New York, NY, 10024-5192
Take the C to 81st Street


This Show Presented in Partnership With
Margaret Mead Film Festival
NY Premiere
NY Premiere

The Margaret Mead Film Festival encompasses a broad spectrum of work, from indigenous community media to experimental nonfiction. The Festival is distinguished by its outstanding selection of titles, which tackle diverse and challenging subjects, representing a range of issues and perspectives, and by the forums for dialogue with filmmakers, invited speakers, and film protagonists.


My Prairie Home (Chelsea McMullan | Canada | 77 min.)
By turns melancholy, meditative, and playful, this is a road movie, a coming-of-age story, a musical, and a clever subversion of all these genres. My Prairie Home follows transgender singer/songwriter Rae Spoon on a cross-country journey punctuated by Greyhound Bus rides, cheap motels, and the vast open plains and depthless skies of the Canadian western prairies where Spoon grew up and lives. A poetic combination of interviews, performances, and delicately rendered musical sequences create an impressionistic atmosphere where Spoon’s struggles with an evangelical father and evolution as both an artist and a person are revealed in intimate, quirky, and moving detail, with Spoon’s beloved prairie home playing a prominent role in shaping their music and life.

« Previous: The Corral and the WInd at Margaret Mead Film FestivalNext: Actress »
Join Mailing List

Follow Rooftop FilmsFacebookTwitterInstagram
About Rooftop Films

Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.

Industry City