“Beans,” a drama that offers an authentic look at the indigenous experience, opens Nov. 12 at Nebraska’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Continuing to show is Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch.”
Directed by Tracey Deer, “Beans” features actress Kiawantiio Tarbell in the lead role as Beans, a 12-year-old torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence.
When the Oka Crisis, a turbulent summer of 1990 standoff between two Mohawk communities and Canadian government forces, breaks out, Beans is forced to grow up fast. To weather the 78-day standoff, Beans strives to become a tough Mohawk warrior.
“Beans,” which is not rated, shows at the Ross through Nov. 25.
Featuring an ensemble cast, “The French Dispatch” brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of the fictional, Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun newspaper — which is published in a fictional 20th century French city.
Described by Anderson as a, “love letter to journalists,” the film stars Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.
“The French Dispatch,” which is rated R for language, graphic nudity and some sexual references, shows at the Ross through Nov. 18.