Jan 28 | 7:00 pm

Ever Deadly

Director Tanya Tagaq, Chelsea McMullan
Country Canada
Year 2020
Rating Not Rated
Running Time 90
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This free screening is presented in conjunction with the Arts Everywhere Festival 2023 and the Guelph Film Festival.

Ever Deadly is an immersive, visceral music and cinema experience featuring Tanya Tagaq, avant-garde Inuit throat singer, and created in collaboration with award-winning filmmaker Chelsea McMullan. This documentary explores Tagaq’s transformation of sound with an eye to colonial fallout, natural freedom, and Canadian history.

We witness Tagaq’s intimate relationship with the Nuna—the Land—a living, breathing organism present in all forms of her improvised performances. Ever Deadly weaves concert footage with stunning sequences filmed on location in Nunavut, seamlessly bridging landscapes, stories and songs with pain, anger and triumph—all through the expressions of one of the most innovative musical performers of our time.

Accompanying our screening of the film will be performances from guest Inuk artists curated by Taqralik Partridge, including Aedan Corey, a Two Spirit writer, visual artist, emerging curator, and Inuit tattooist from Iqaluktuuttiaq, Nunavut.

This event will feature ASL interpretation, closed captions, and live transcription. The Bookshelf Cinema is a physically accessible venue. More accessibility information can be found on our General Accessibility Statement.