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My Prairie Home


77 minutes – Documentary
Release date: November 29, 2013
Canadian Distributor: NFB

My Prairie Home, is a documentary by Toronto filmmaker Chelsea McMullan who follows Montreal-based transgender performer Rae Spoon on a musical road trip across the Canadian Prairies. All along the way—in a Greyhound bus, the Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum in Drumheller, a bar in Regina, and at a performance in Winnipeg—McMullan’s camera is a constant companion. As the flat, straight prairie highway unfolds, McMullan guides audiences along the long and winding road of Spoon’s life. This playful, meditative and at times melancholic tale of Spoon’s queer and musical coming of age unfolds in interviews and songs, in live performance and fanciful music sequences. Spoon takes us through their childhood (Spoon prefers the use of the gender-neutral, third-person pronoun) growing up in an ultra-religious family, discovering their sexuality, their gender identity, and the crucial and inspiring leaps towards building a life of their own, as a musician and as a trans person.

My Prairie Home was selected to screen at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.