Women's March presents Little Woods - with a talkback by Jacki Rand
This fourth and final screening in the Vanguard Voices series, part of Filmscene's monthlong of programming Women's March, Little Woods is set in a North Dakota fracking boomtown well beyond its prime. Ollie (Tessa Thompson) is trying to survive the last few days of her probation after getting caught illegally running prescription drugs over the Canadian border. But when her mother dies, she is thrust back into the life of her estranged sister (Lily James), who is facing her own crisis with an unplanned pregnancy and a deadbeat ex. The two find they have one week to settle the mortgage on their mother's house or face foreclosure. As bills and pressures mount, Ollie faces a choice: whether to return to a way of life she thought she'd left behind for just one more score or to leave it all behind.
The screening will feature a post-screening talkback led by Jacki Thompson Rand, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Iowa; Coordinator, Native American and Indigenous Studies Program; and Faculty Advisory, History Corps. The Obermann Center is proud to be a sponsor of the Vanguard Voices series and of Women's March.