Director: Michelle Derosier, Marie-Hélène Cousineau Run Time: 90min Genre(s): Drama
In the midst of the 1845 mining boom on the shores of Lake Superior, newlywed Anishinaabe woman Angelique (Julia Jones) agrees to accompany her voyageur husband, on a copper expedition. Left by the rest of the crew to guard a large discovery on a remote island, the couple must survive for weeks dealing with the harsh winter conditions and a quickly dwindling food supply.
As hunger sets in, Angelique – a devout Christian – struggles with her faith and must rely on the teachings she received from her grandmother in order to survive. A testament to the strength and resilience of Indigenous women, Angelique’s Isle also stars Tantoo Cardinal and Aden Young.
Based on the novel Angelique Abandoned by James R. Stevens and the true story of 17-year-old Angelique Mott, Angelique’s Isle is a beautiful and harrowing true tale of perseverance and survival.
Director: Andrew Cividino Run Time: 89min Genre(s): Action/Adventure, Drama
Teenager Adam (Martin) is spending a lonely summer vacation with his parents on rugged Lake Superior, near Thunder Bay. His routine is shattered when he befriends Riley (Moffett) and Nate (Serino), smart aleck local boys who pass the time with reckless, potentially dangerous fun.
A shocking revelation sets in motion a series of events that tests the bonds of friendship and changes the boys forever. With gorgeous location photography and unerring authenticity, Sleeping Giant highlights that critical moment in adolescence when everything seems possible and every dare is an opportunity to test one’s limitations, regardless of the consequences.
Nick Serino won a Canadian Screen Award for his supporting role.
Venue: Shuniah Student Lounge
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Ticket price: Free
Event Primary Language: English
Angelique’s Isle at 10:00 AM, followed by Sleeping Giant
Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host. Wheelchair accessible.
Shuniah Student Lounge, 1450 Nakina Drive, Thunder Bay, ON, P7C 4W1
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