TIME CHANGE: the screening on January 6 will begin at 7pm. It was originally scheduled and may appear in some print materials at 6pm.
|January 14, 2019||1:00 PM||Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)|
Based on a true story, The Grizzlies is more than the usual triumph through sports story, for it doesn’t shy away from moving depictions of the poverty and isolation characteristic of too many northern communities. When first-time teacher Russ Shepherd comes to Kugluktuk, he brings preconceived notions about northern life and no little hubris about his self-imposed mission to bring about change. An interconnected chain of dramatic incidents, however (and some quieter cross-cultural corrections) lead Russ to understand that education is a two-way street. Initially, the hastily built lacrosse team seems mild after-school fun, but soon becomes the lightening rod for the community’s differing views on its future. Driven by remarkable performances by the young, Nunavut -based cast, and seeded with unassailable authenticity because of it’s dramatic location, The Grizzlies proves to be one of the most unexpectedly affirming films of the year.
|Running Time:||104 minutes|
|Premiere Status:||U.S. Premiere|
|Language:||in English and Inuktitut with English subtitles|
|Director:||Miranda de Pencier|
|Producers:||Stacey Aglok MacDonald, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Miranda de Pencier, Damon D'Oliveira, Zanne Devine; Executive Producers: Jake Steinfeld and Frank Marshall|
|Principal Cast:||Emerald MacDonald, Ben Schnetzer, Paul Nutarariaq, Ricky Marty-Pahtaykan, Booboo Stewart, Tantoo Cardinal|
|Primary Company:||Creative Artists Agency (CAA)|
|Editor:||Ronald Sanders, James Vandewater|
|Screenwriter:||Graham Yost, Moira Walley-Beckett|
guests in attendance
Director Miranda de Pencier