Director: Paul Gross Run Time: 120min Genre(s): Drama, Thriller
Barren landscapes. Unseen enemies. Hyena Road depicts the recent war in Afghanistan, where peaceful peoples trying to live their lives find themselves caught in cross-fire.
Under the command of Captain Pete Mitchell (Gross), ace sniper Ryan Sanders (Sutherland) has caught wind of a dangerous insurgency. Stopping it will take the cooperation of Afghan locals and the dogged efforts of Canadian troops. Showing how forces on either side can work together to prevent senseless tragedy, Hyena Road goes down a dusty, dirty, thunderous path.
Hyena Road won three Canadian Screen Awards.
“The goal of the movie is truth-telling rather than flag-waving, but it also succeeds as impactful storytelling.”
— Peter Howell, Toronto Star
Director: Paul Gross Run Time: 114min Genre(s): Drama
Set during the height of WWI, Passchendaele tells the moving story of an important event in Canadian history through the eyes of Sergeant Michael Dunne (Gross), a soldier who is wounded in France and returns to Calgary emotionally and physically scarred.
While recovering, Dunne meets Sarah (Dhavernas) and becomes determined to win her heart. When Sarah’s asthmatic younger brother David (Dinicol) enlists to fight in the war, Michael returns to the battlefield in order to protect him. The two men are sent to fight against impossible odds in the battle of Passchendaele.
The film won six Genies, including Best Picture and Best Actor, for Paul Gross.
Aldergrove Royal Canadian Legion #265, 26607 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove, BC VW4 3L1
Venue: Aldergrove Royal Canadian Legion #265
Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Ticket price: Free
Event Details: This National Canadian Film Day 150 event will feature screenings of Passchendaele and Hyena Road.
Event Primary Language: English
Event Accessibility: This venue is accessible.
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