My Prairie Home Music Sequence (I Will Be a Wall)

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This clip is a music sequence from My Prairie Home, a documentary-musical about transgender musician Rae Spoon. Directed by Award-winning filmmaker Chelsea McMullan, the film is an intimate portrait of Rae Spoon’s queer and musical coming of age, set under the Canadian Prairie’s famously big sky. “I Will Be a Wall" is both an excerpt from the film and a new song off Spoon's upcoming album, also titled My Prairie Home. The album, which features the film's score and soundtrack, will be released 13 August 2013. The film itself will be released in Canadian theatres later this fall.

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  • MelBennett

    “My Prairie Home is a beautiful sensitive film that complicates gender through a combination of Spoon's autobiographical storytelling, her evocative contemplative music, and the alienating lonely Prairie landscape. A fine example of using a local individual story to examine larger issues of gender discrimination, religious baggage, and the difficulties of coming home. As well, the film possesses a quintessential NFB aesthetic that evokes how landscape shapes our identity as Canadians.” — MelBennett, 3 Jul 2014

  • JFrost

    “I really enjoyed this touching, quirky, sweet and happysad film. Thanks. I will be looking for more from Jae and Chelsea in the future. I hope more get a chance to see this film. ” — JFrost, 27 Jan 2014

  • ArthurM

    “Thank you NFB for having this unique film/documentary available to screen.I really enjoyed learning about Rae Spoon, and I now consider myself a fan. The film seemed very creative, and I enjoyed the unique style that Chelsea McMullan utilized. I will watch for more work from her.” — ArthurM, 26 Jan 2014

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Film Credits

Chelsea McMullan
Rae Spoon
Lea Marin
director of photography
Maya Bankovic
Derek Howard
Avril Jacobson
executive producer
Silva Basmajian
original music
Rae Spoon
production designer
Leanne Mackay
sound recordist
Alex Unger
visual researcher
Kathie McKenna
Noémie Lafrance
set decoration
Amanda Letang
costume designer
Loretta Chin
Ethan Cole
set design
Emmanuel Plougoulm
artistic director
Paul Vernon
Stephanie Dudley
sound editor
Jane Tattersall
Kathy Choi
re-recording mixer
Stephan Carrier
Graham Rogers

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