Spring 2007 Edge series
Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 4:00pm
Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS
Directed by Reginald Harkema and
Starring and Don McKellar, Tracy Wright, Nadia Litz
Rated NR ·
Dan (Don McKellar, Last Night) and Linda (Tracy Wright, Me And You And Everyone We Know) are two ex-revolutionaries who live underground and survive by cruising garage sales for buried treasures they sell on the internet. Bound together by misdeeds of the past, the once passionate pair have become ambivalent about their political beliefs and feelings for each other. To numb the pain of past mistakes, Dan and Linda smoke weed — a lot of it — all day.
Dan and Linda’s lives are turned upside down when an enigmatic young radical named Susan (Nadia Litz, Love That Boy), who trades in ‘green beans’, enters the scene just as their dope-dealer is busted. As Dan and Linda grow closer to Susan, they come to learn about revolutionary activities she is involved with that could threaten them. As it turns out, Susan’s guerilla antics are nothing compared to what she eventually learns about Dan and Linda’s past.
Monkey Warfare is a film about history, objects, love and revolution — a cautionary tale about keeping up the fight.