Opening at The Ross on Friday, November 12, BEANS opens a compelling window into the indigenous coming-of-age experience -- and serves as an affecting debut for Kiawentiio. If rendering their stories artfully through a camera lens opens just one mind, then “BEANS” is already an unmitigated triumph. –Jude Dry, IndieWire Deer's BEANS exults as a sweet debut for both her and Kiawentiio. –Robert Daniels, RogerEbert.com An accessible, unsanitized drama foregrounding Indigenous experience - one that doesn't hedge on depicting embedded Québécois racism and discrimination - [director Tracey Deer] is staking out a fertile patch of filmmaking terrain. –Adam Nayman, Cinema Scope BEANS is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, November 12 through Thursday, November 25. Show times are available at www.TheRoss.org, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at 402.472.5353. 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.