37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Monkey Beach

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Preceded by the short film Searching for Luke.

Monkey Beach is the story of Lisa (Grave Dove), a rebellious young woman who must accept her heroic nature to save her brother Jimmy, who is lost at sea. Over the course of the journey, she encounters ghosts, Sasquatches, and Haisla cultural stories, and comes to a better understanding of her dysfunctional family. Featuring supernatural imagery and set in an Indigenous perspective rarely seen, Monkey Beach is an exploration of identity and family set in the Pacific Northwest. Introduction by Dr. Adriana Greci Green (VAFF)

This film is part of the Indigenous Americans in Film Series presented by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

This film is also part of the Women in Film series.


Sunday, October 31


9:15 PM


Violet Crown 6 & 7

Film Info

Director: Loretta Todd

Runtime: 105 mins,

Genre: Drama

Year: 2020

Country: Canada

Language: English

Featuring: Adam Beach, Nathaniel Arcand, Grace Dove.