2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards
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2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Please click here for important COVID-19 vaccination and mask requirements related to this event.

Film Independent’s Spirit Awards are back in the Walker Cinema! Our annual presentation of Spirit Awards nominees showcases creativity and innovation in visual storytelling with the best of indie cinema. Get into the award season spirit with three weeks of free films just for members.

Members Go to the Movies
Pick up two free tickets to each film (available on a first-come, first-served basis) starting one hour before the first screening on each date.

Reserve Tickets and Celebrate in Style
Walker Film Club members can reserve two tickets per film here. FilmNorth and Film Independent members can reserve tickets at filmnorth.org. All reservations must be made by 11 am the day of the event.


Tuesday, Feb 1

Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (Best Documentary), 8 pm


Wednesday, Feb 2

In The Same Breath, Nanfu Wang (Best Documentary), 6 pm
The Lost Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal (Best Feature), 8 pm


Sunday, Feb 6

A Chiara, Jonas Carpignano (Best Feature), 12:30 pm
Procession, Robert Greene (Best Documentary), 3 pm


Tuesday, Feb 8

7 Days, Roshan Sethi (Best First Feature), 6 pm
C’mon, C’mon, Mike Mills (Best Feature), 8 pm


Wednesday, Feb 9

Ascension, Jessica Kingdon (Best Documentary), 6 pm
Holler, Nicole Riegel (Best First Feature), 8 pm


Tuesday, Feb 15

Test Pattern, Shatara Michelle Ford (Best First Feature), 6 pm
Wild Indian, Lyle Mitchell Corbine, Jr. (Best First Feature), 8 pm


Wednesday, Feb 16

Flee, Jonas Poher Rasmussen (Best Documentary), 6 pm
Zola, Janicza Bravo (Best Feature), 8 pm


Saturday, Feb 19

The Novice, Lauren Hadaway (Best Feature), 1 pm
Queen of Glory, Nana Mensah (Best First Feature), 3 pm

Copresented with FilmNorth.

The Spirit Awards is the premier awards event for the independent film community, produced by Film Independent, a nonprofit arts organization that champions creative independence in visual storytelling and supports a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation, and uniqueness of vision. Follow Film Independents Spirit Awards for upcoming announcements about the 2022 nominees.

Mask-wearing is mandatory for all attendees.

The Walker requires all ticket holders to show proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen to enter any screening or performance held in the Walker Cinema or McGuire theater (and select Bentson Mediatheque events). A negative COVID-19 test result will no longer be accepted.

Proof of vaccination must match the ticket holder’s ID. Ticket holders under age 18 may provide a school photo ID or an official school document with the student’s name.

A completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen means at least 14 days have passed since receiving a second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or a single dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Attendees may present a physical vaccination record card or a digital document on a mobile device (such as a photo image of a vaccination record card). The Docket or Bindle apps are an easy and convenient option for tracking and sharing your vaccination card digitally.

Refunds: Any ticket holder unable to meet the above requirement(s) is eligible for a refund.

If you are medically unable to meet these requirements, please email access@walkerart.org or call 612-375-7564.

To find out more about the Walker’s response to COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 guidelines page.

We will continue to share updates to the Walker’s response to COVID-19 as health guidelines evolve. If you have questions or require additional assistance, please email info@walkerart.org or call 612-375-7600.

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