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10/10/15: Shana-The Wolf’s Music

See a tender, coming-of-age drama incorporating the magic of music at the Mill Valley Film Festival! Youth in Arts is co-presenting Shana: The Wolf’s Music at this year’s Festival, with showings Saturday and Sunday, October 10-11 at 11 am.

Shana: The Wolf’s Music
Mill Valley Film Festival
Saturday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. at the Rafael 1 (1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael)
Sunday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. at the Lark (549 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur)
For Info and Tickets click here

Shana_Mama_Horse600Once Shana (Sunshine O’Donovan) played violin side by side with her mother, joyfully accompanying the Wolf Clan’s ceremonies and celebrations. But with her mom’s passing, the magic disappears from her life. Then one day, as she plays her violin under the ancestor tree, Shana senses the presence of the wolf, drawn by her music. That music, her teacher’s belief in her gift and its link to a rich and sacred First Nations legacy, and the wolf’s guidance break down Shana’s walls, sending her on a vision quest and offering her a chance for a brighter future. Italian-Swiss writer/director Nino Jacusso traveled to Canada to work with a cast that includes many of The People of the Creeks from Merritt, British Columbia. Shana: The Wolf’s Music is graced by an evocative soundscape that emphasizes not just Shana’s music, but her connection to the natural world. Ages 10+ Running time: 95 minutes.