My Prairie Home is a love letter to both Prairie life and to a remarkable singer, Rae Spoon. Possessing a haunting voice and an appealing whimsy, Rae Spoon self-identifies as “they” and presents themselves as transgendered.
Director Chelsea McMullen offers a lot of shots of Prairie plateaus and people but only small glimpses into Rae’s life. The laid back demeanour of the subject and repeated shots of wheat fields and snow threaten to sap the life out of the film, but occasionally a setting turns into a set piece for a music video and the power and poetry reveals such compelling tones and tales that it is wondrous.
Repeat screening at 4pm on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the Rio Theatre. Tickets are available online.