VIFF presents the 20th Anniversary screening of The Sweet Hereafter

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The Sweet Hereafter

Director: Atom Egoyan Run Time: 111min Genre(s): Drama

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A lawyer (Holm), pursued by concerns of losing a daughter to drugs, comes to a Canadian town where 20 children have died in a school bus accident. He wants the parents to sue to make those at fault pay. Told partly in flashbacks that dramatize the days leading up to the accident, this heart-wrenching story follows the lawyer from family to family as he coaxes each to join the lawsuit. As momentum for the case builds, he finds himself squaring off against the lone survivor of the accident (Polley), battling against the power of long-held family secrets. Based on the bestselling novel by Russell Banks, this shattering film won eight Genie Awards and garnered two Oscar nominations for Egoyan.

“Cuts to the bone and stays there long after its end credits have finished rolling.” — Michael Dequina,

Cast: Tom McCamus, Arsinée Khanjian, Bruce Greenwood, Sarah Polley, Ian Holm
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - 14A
Manitoba - 14A
New Brunswick - 14
Newfoundland and Labrador - 14A
Nova Scotia - 14
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - AA
Prince Edward Island - 14
Québec - G
Saskatchewan - 14A
Yukon - 14A
Film language(s): English
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Venue: Vancouver International Film Festival (Vancity Theatre)

Date: April 19, 2017

Time: 7:00 PM

Ticket price: Free

Host(s): Stephen Quinn

Guest(s): Atom Egoyan, Bruce Greenwood

Event Details: VIFF presents the 20th anniversary screening of the film The Sweet Hereafter.

Tickets will be available in advance online.

Event Primary Language: English

Free Admission
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