Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport presents Indian Horse & Empire of Dirt

Private Event

Film(s) Playing:

Empire of Dirt (2013)

Empire of Dirt

Director: Peter Stebbings Run Time: 99min Genre(s): Drama

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Summary:

When single mom Lena (Gee) realizes that her daughter may be in danger of succumbing to the same addiction issues she herself faced, she decides to leave the city with her and return home to her estranged mother (Podemski) in the rural community of her youth. The homecoming forces Lena to deal with her past and raises issues that test all three generations of this family of spirited women.

Powerful and inspiring, Empire of Dirt was nominated for five Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Picture.

Empire of Dirt tells a traditional mothers-and-daughters story in a new way by making their Cree heritage and the role it has in their lives and relationships the true heart of the drama.” — Linda Barnard, Toronto Star

Cast: Cara Gee, Shay Eyre, Jennifer Podemski, Luke Kirby
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - NR
Manitoba - 14A
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - 14A
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - NR
Saskatchewan - NR
Yukon - NR
Film language(s): English

Indian Horse

Director: Stephen Campanelli Run Time: 101min Genre(s): Drama

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Adapted from the much-celebrated novel by the late Ojibway writer Richard Wagamese, INDIAN HORSE is a powerful drama that delves deep into the shameful history of Canada’s Residential Schools. The young protagonist of Wagamese’s saga – brought to the screen by a team that includes director Stephen Campanelli, screenwriter Dennis Foon and executive producer Clint Eastwood — Saul comes to know the worst of the system’s abuses after a series of family tragedies leave him in the care of authorities in Manitoba of the late 1950s. When one of the priests – played by Michiel Huisman of GAME OF THRONES – recognizes Saul’s hockey talents, a potential pathway opens up before the youngster but like so many survivors of the schools, he remains haunted by the traumas of the past.

Cast: Forrest Goodluck, Ajuawak Kapashesit, Sladen Peltier, Michael Huisman
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - PG
British Columbia - 14A
Manitoba - 14A
Northwest Territories - PG
Nunavut - PG
Ontario - 14A
Québec - 14A
Saskatchewan - 14A
Yukon - 14A
Film language(s): English

Private Event

Venue: The Lake Room

Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Event Details:
Indian Horse at 12:00 PM, followed by Empire of Dirt

Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host.

Address:
The Lake Room, 401 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, M7A0A7
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Private Event