Montana International Film Festival (MINT) Launches “environMINT” Micro Film Festival, Mother’s Day, May 10

MINT & Northern Plains Resource Council Presents

MOTHERLOAD

Documentary | USA | 90 Min

May 10 at 2:00 pm MDT

Join us this Mother’s Day for a virtual screening, along with a Q&A with Sundance Winning film director Liz Canning.

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All proceeds benefit both non-profits, MINT and Northern Plains Resource Council. Thank you for your continued support!

As part of its ongoing effort to bring Montana (and worldwide) audiences film programming year-round during the pandemic, MINT has launched enivonMINT, a micro-film festival for Montana, with its first-ever presentation, MOTHERLOAD.

MOTHERLOAD is a crowd-sourced documentary in which the cargo bicycle becomes a vehicle for exploring motherhood in this digital age of climate change. The film follows director and new mother Liz Canning on her quest to understand the increasing tension between modern life and our hunter-gatherer DNA, and how cargo bikes offer a solution.

As Liz meets the people behind this push to replace cars with purpose-built bikes, she learns about the history and potential future of the bicycle as the “ultimate social revolutionizer.” Conflict arises when characters encounter cultural resistance, in particular, bikelash focused on women and mothers. MOTHERLOAD draws connections here to the struggle of cyclist Suffragettes and to women’s seemingly endless fight for bodily autonomy.

Ultimately, Liz’s experiences as a cyclist, as a mother, and in discovering the cargo bike world, teach her that sustainability is not necessarily about compromise and sacrifice and that there are few things more empowering in an age of consumption than the ability to create everything from what seems to be nothing.

MINT founder and Executive Director Brian Murnion concludes, “MINT remains unwavering in its mission to carry on curated independent film programming during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. Our partnership with the Northern Plains Resource Council has enabled us to take this first step. We present environMINT for audience of supporters not only in Montana, but around the world. We hope you’ll join us for this digital Mother’s Day brunch screening.”
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