Beans at the Silver Screen Drive-in

September 16 8:00 to 9:30 pm

Don’t miss “Beans”, the moving, eye opening look into the Oka Crisis in Quebec from the perspective of a 12 year old girl on Thursday, September 16 at 8:00 pm the Silver Screen Drive-in!

Based on true events, Tracey Deer's debut feature chronicles the 78-day standoff between two Mohawk communities and government forces in 1990 in Quebec.

Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence; forced to grow up fast and become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Oka Crisis, the turbulent Indigenous uprising that tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.

Director Tracey Deer said, “This project goes back a long way for me. I was Beans. I was twelve-years-old when I lived through an armed stand-off between my people and the Quebec and Canadian governments known as The Oka Crisis. The Mohawk Nation of Kanesatake and Kahnawà:ke stood up to a formidable bully - and won. That summer I knew I wanted to become a filmmaker and vowed to one day tell this story.”

94% Rotten Tomatoes

“An eye-opening and compelling story about the weight and oppression of racism, and the courage it takes to build a self in spite of it all.” - Jo-Anne Titmarsh, HeyUGuys

“Fueled and propelled by the personal experiences it is based on, Beans is a deeply moving film, wrenching the heart as well as the gut in its raw urgency.” - Josefine A., One Room With A View

“Beans vibrates with ferocious anger and righteous pride.” - Nikki Baughan, Screen International


Berlin International Film Festival 2021 Winner Crystal Bear Generation Kplus - Best Film - Tracey Deer

Canadian Screen Award Winner Best First Feature Film - Tracey Deer

Directors Guild of Canada 2020 Winner - Tracey Deer

Writers Guild of Canada 2021 Winner Feature Film - Tracey Deer and Meredith Vuchnich

Vancouver International Film Festival 2020 Winner of Best Canadian Feature Film - Tracey Deer

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2021 Winner Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film - Rainbow Dickerson

Director: Tracey Deer / Cast: Kiawentiio, Violah Beauvais, Rainbow Dickerson / Genre: Drama / Length: 1h 32m / Rating: 14A / Country: Canada / Language: English with some French

Limited capacity. So, get your ticket at 250-368-9669, or online at! 

$12 per person!

Anyone 12 years-old or over must have one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine to enter the drive-in. We will accept Vaccine Cards and the Vaccine Passport as proof of vaccination in either digital or printed format. We also require a piece of valid government photo ID to be presented, such as a B.C. driver's licence or BC Services Card, a Passport, or Photo ID issued by another province or territory. Youth aged 12-18 years-old are not required to show valid government photo ID as well as their vaccination proof.

Remember, get there an hour before to pick up your popcorn and get a good spot. Doors close 15 minutes before showtime – no late entries!

About the Silver Screen Drive-in

The Trail & District Arts Council and The Royal Theatre and have joined forces to imagine your new, favourite summer experience, the Silver Screen Drive-in. Running from June to September, films will screen Thursday through Saturday at sunset in the Waneta Plaza upper parking lot. Upcoming films will include those event movies that you’ve missed seeing on a big screen, retro classics from comedy to horror, as well as those Sunday Cinema favourites been as well as Oscar winning independent films and documentaries. Plus, live performances of music, theatre, dance and more!

The Silver Screen Drive-in is sponsored by Bounce Radio, Century 21, Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Teck Metals Ltd. and Tourism Rossland, and made possible thanks to support from Waneta Plaza and funding from the Government of British Columbia, BC Arts Council, and Canadian Heritage. 

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Town: Trail, BC
Venue: Waneta Plaza Upper Rear Parking Lot
Address: 8100 BC-3B, Trail, BC V1R 4N7